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“Giving hopes to girl children in armed conflict: a joint commitment from the Academic System” CONFERENCES WEEK
WHERE ARE WE NOW?

The Opening Conference, on November 16, 2020, is aimed at answering this question

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AGENDA
Opening Conference
November 16, 2020, 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. CET
 
Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflicts
Co-organised by University of Perugia and Institute of Political Studies S. Pio V (Italy)
 
Giving hopes to Girl Children in Armed Conflict.
A joint commitment from the academic community
 
20th Anniversary of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC)
 
 
Where are we now?
3.00-3.20 p.m.Welcome addresses:
Moderator: Gian Battista Brunori, Journalist. Editor-in-chief Tg2 RAI
  • Prof. Maurizio Oliviero, Rector of the University ofPerugia
  • H.E. Ms. Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy
  • H.E. Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative UNSG for Children and Armed Conflict
  • Prof. Maria Caterina Federici, University of Perugia,Italy
  • Prof. Paolo de Nardis, Institute of Political Studies S. Pio V,Italy
 
 
3.20-3.30 p.m. Why a Joint Commitment from the academic System? Introduction to the Project of the Network
  • Prof. Fausto Pocar, International Institute of Humanitarian Law
  • Prof. Sergio Marchisio, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Prof. Laura Guercio, University of Perugia
 
 
3.30-4.30 p.m.Panel I “The violations of girl children’s rights in armed conflict”
20 years after the Optional Protocol, what is the current situation?
Moderator: Prof. Laura Guercio, University of Perugia
 
  • Prof. Marco Pertile, University of Trento(Italy)
  • Prof. Roja Fazaeli, Trinity College Dublin(Ireland)
  • Prof. Klodiana Beshku, University of Tirana(Albania)
  • Prof. Domenico Rosani, University of Innsbruck(Austria)
  • Prof. Laura Carpaneto, University of Genoa(Italy)
  • Prof. Victor Kalunga, Université de Kalemie (Democratic Republic ofCongo)
  • Prof. Giuseppe Cataldi, University of Naples L'Orientale(Italy)
  • Testimony: Ms. Daniela Fatarella, Director General of Save The Children Italia
 
Break 10 minutes
 
4.40-5.40 p.m.Panel II “Pandemic and conflict: international humanitarian law and girl children in armed conflict”
Pandemics and international humanitarian law: which are the necessary reforms?
Moderator: Dr. Debora Capalbo, Sapienza University of Rome
 
  • Ms. Gloria Cinque, Italian Ministry of Defence
  • Prof. Radoslaw Malinowski, Tangaza University College (Kenya)
  • Prof. Ahmed Aubais Alfatlawi, University of Kufa (Iraq)
  • Prof. Kito Masimango, Université Panafricaine de conformité en océanique (Republic Democratic of Congo)
  • Ms Diya Nijhowne, Executive Director of the Global Coalition to protect Education from Attack
  • Testimony: Croce Rossa Italiana (tbc)
 
Break 5 minutes
5.45-6.45 p.m.Panel III “Social Reintegration of girl children affected by armed conflict”
What are the main challenges for the social reintegration of girl children affected by armed conflict and how is the Optional Protocol implemented?
Moderator: Ms. Christiana Ruggeri, Journalist tg2 Esteri
 
  • Prof. Annamaria Rufino, University Luigi Vanvitelli (Italy)
  • Prof. Ingrid Palmary University of Johannesburg (SouthAfrica)
  • Prof. Bahtije Gerbeshi Zylfiu, University of Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Prof. Paul Blokker, University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Prof. Marion   Bedi-Visschers,   University   of    Applied   Sciences   Regensburg (Germany)
  • Prof. Raffaele Federici, University of Perugia (Italy)
  • Prof. Antonio La Spina, LUISS (Italy)
  • Testimony: Victims assisted by the RIAVAT Association
6.45-7.00 p.m.Keynote speech
  • Ms. Sharon Riggle, Chief of the Office of the Special Representative UNSG for Children and Armed Conflict and Chief of the Lesson Learned of the Unit
7.00-7.20 p.m.Conclusions
  • Prof. Maria Caterina Federici, University of Perugia,Italy
  • Prof. Fausto Pocar, International Institute of Humanitarian Law
  • Prof. Uliano Conti, University of Perugia

 

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November 16-20, 2020