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Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth
30 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Giving Refugees a Voice in Democracy
On World Refugee Day, we ask:How can we give refugees a voice in our democracies?To discuss this question, we are joined by Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot, a newly elected Member of the Parliament of Western Australia and former South Sudanese refugee; Sally Gandar, Head of Parliamentary Advocacy & Legal Advisor at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town; and Louise Donovan, Communications Officer for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) in Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, where nearly 890,000 Rohingya refugees live across 34 camps.To find out more about the CPA, visit www.cpahq.org.Music: Vine Crawler by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
33 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Kwibuka27: Remembrance and Genocide Prevention
Each year, on 7 April, Rwandans mark Kwibuka, the National Commemoration of Victims of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in remembrance of the estimated 800,000 people who were killed during a campaign of violence carried out by Hutu extremists from 7 April to 4 July 1994.On the 27th anniversary of the start of genocide in Rwanda, we ask:What can parliamentary democracies do to remember victims of genocide and prevent future genocides?To discuss this question, we are joined by Lieutenant-General Hon. Roméo Dallaire, the former Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda; Hon. Emma Furaha Rubagumya, MP, Rwanda Chamber of Deputies; Dr. Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza, Executive Director, Never Again Rwanda and Dr. Kate Ferguson, Co-Executive Director, Protection Approaches.To find out more about the CPA, visit www.cpahq.org.Music: Vine Crawler by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
2 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
COMING SOON - Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth
This is a teaser announcement for Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, a podcast by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. We’re about to launch our first episode, marking Kwibuka, the Annual Commemoration of Victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. On the episode, we ask what parliamentary democracies can do to remember victims of genocide and prevent future genocides.We’re very excited to be launching this podcast, which will give a voice to parliamentarians, civil society experts and activists across the Commonwealth to discuss common democratic challenges and share their ideas on what can be done to solve them. To be notified about the launch episode and stay up to date with the podcast, subscribe to the podcast on your favourite podcasting platform. You can also search for CPA Secretariat on social media and follow us to stay up to date with all the work that the CPA does. To find out more about the CPA, visit www.cpahq.org.
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