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ZAM Chronicle

Category: Publications

26 Jun 2013
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Generation of Change


New jobs database

Category: Opportunities

21 Jun 2013

a logo ISS-EURThe ISS Alumni Office have set up a jobs page on Facebook.

It is open to current students and alumni of ISS.

Here is the page: ISS Jobs Page.


ICIMODTitle: Senior Gender Specialist

Employer:  Integrated Centre for Mountain Development

Thematic Area : Livelihoods

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Our aim is to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH region. To do this we bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional collaboration. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes of Adaptation to Change, Transboundary Landscapes, River Basins, Cryosphere and Atmosphere, Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and Himalayan University Consortium (emerging). These regional programmes are supported by the four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and for the future.
For more info, visit:  http://www.icimod.org/?q=10895

Seminars at the ASC-Leiden

Category: Events

18 Jun 2013


In the coming months the Africa Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden will organise the following seminars (see details on time / venue below):

20 June
‘The devil who heals’: Fraud and falsification in the Evangelical career of John G. Lake, Missionary to South Africa, 1908-1913’
by Barry Morton, Ivy Tech Community College, USA

27 June
Dutch development and aid in Rwanda; possibilities and challenges
by Leoni Cuelenaere, Netherlands Ambassador to Rwanda

4 July
Untimely Utopia: Senegal’s Pan-African Heritage
by Ferdinand de Jong, University of East Anglia

11 July
The Dragon ensnared in the African jungle? Reflections on the dark fallout from the Chinese presence in Ghana’s retail markets and small-scale mines
by Lloyd G. Adu Amoah, Ashesi University College, Berekuso, Ghana

Time: 15.30-17.00
Venue: African Studies Centre, Pieter de la Courtgebouw, Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden, a 7-minute walk from Leiden CS
Cost: Free
Registration: www.ascleiden.nl

SCLlecture12june13TONIGHT – 12 June 2013! 

Presidential Elections and International Prosecutions – Kenya’s Conundrum

A panel discussion on the lead up to and outcome of the election earlier this year of ICC suspects Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto as the Kenya’s new leadership


  • Mr. George Kegoro, Executive Director, International Commission of Jurists
  • Mr. Abdulkadir Noormohamed, Legal Officer, Open society Initiative for Eastern Africa
  • Esther Waweru, Programme Officer, Kenya Human Rights Commission Moderator: Steve Lamony, Senior Advisor—AU, UN and Africa Situations,

Wednesday 12 June 2013, 7pm at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague

No registration necessary, seats assigned on a first come, first served basis. Venue: The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR, The Hague.

RwandaSIMRwanda comes to ISS: ‘Towards Vision 2020: Securing the Rights of All Rwandans’ – role-play simulation

On 5 June 2013, nineteen Social Justice Masters students and several observers, including the Councellor General of the Rwanda Embassy in the Hague, Mr Guillaume Kavaruganda, were at a conference in the ISS Building on Rwanda’s Future.

For more information and photographs, visit the main ISS website.

Photo: Stan van Houcke

Photo: Stan van Houcke

Report Released

Rights for All Newsletter by the London-based organisation Christian Aid

Entitled Rights for All, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory newsletter for June, the Newsletter highlights the range of work being carried out by Israeli and Palestinian organisations in the area of equal rights, and in particular on discrimination, land and displacement, women’s rights and freedom of expression. Clickable links for further information are included in the text.

RfA newsletter June2013



1) Administrative Assistant

2) Legal Interns (Fall period)

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women’s human rights organisation that advocates for gender justice through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and works with women most affected by the conflict situations under investigation by the ICC. The Women’s Initiatives has country- based programmes and legal monitoring initiatives in eight ICC Situation countries: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Libya, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.

The position will provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the work of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice and experience working in a dynamic, international office environment.

Deadlines for applications:

  • for the position of Administrative Assistant is 10 June 2013
  • for applications for Fall Internships is 17 June 2013

Click More >> for further details.


International Institute of Social Studies

Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Human Rights teaching team.