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I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in this Webinar on Wednesday, June 20th. For those of you in the U.S., the time listed is 9 am edt. Please join us with your questions and comments!

 

AMPLIFYING MARGINALISED AND MUTED VOICES

A virtual consultation hosted by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Wednesday 20 June, 2012 at 1 pm UTC/GMT

The work of organised civil society sometimes serves to reinforce existing paradigms of power and of exclusion. Global alliances such as CIVICUS must live their values by practicing and promoting diversity within our organisations, networks and programmatic work. As a platform organisation, CIVICUS needs to facilitate access for muted voices in order to ensure just processes and decisions, particularly in the global arena to ensure the inclusion of traditionally excluded, exploited, and marginalised groups. The challenge lies in moving beyond shallow, box-ticking approaches and towards forming legitimate partnerships with marginalised groups and mainstreaming their issues and concerns into our core work.

Join us as we explore how can CIVICUS increase access for muted voices locally, regionally and globally and how CSOs can form genuine partnerships marginalised groups.

This webinar will feature presentations on:

Patriarchy and the Occupy Movement – Lucinda Marshall, Director, Feminist Peace Network

Gender mainstreaming – Beyond box-ticking – Ennie Chipembre, Acting Country Representative, Action Aid South Africa

The role of international solidarity and a global alliance in amplifying marginalised and muted voices – CIVICUS staff member

The session is expected to last for 90 minutes. 50 minutes will be dedicated to an open discussion during which you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives.

Click here to register.

Space is limited so mark your calendar and register now!

If you have any further questions about the webinar, please contact Ciana-Marie Pegus (ciana-marie.pegus@civicus.org).

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