GIAN - Peace and Human Rights Specific Workshop
GIAN - Peace and Human Rights Network met in Nuremberg between 21 and 24 June 2012. The meeting which drew ten participants from Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa and South Asia was the first specific workshop to be held from among the five networks making up GIAN. The first day was devoted to the already worked out Position paper, strategic paper and internal and external mapping analysis. On the second and third days the group spent on finalizing the specific themes/issues to work on in the coming years. The overarching theme of the network will be "Economic and Gender Justice: Alternative models to basic needs, empowerment and Peace". In terms of concrete action, two conferences each will focus on one sub-theme, namely USA and JESAM will collaborate on efforts aimed to address 'injustices arising out of the Great Lakes region of central Africa', while Latin America and South Asia will work on the issue of 'conflicts around land and minerals with special focus on women'.