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The role of social media in changing gender roles in Iran

By Homa Bazafkan

Despite the Internet ban in Iran, women are making use of social media channels to successfully fight against gender-based violence and for their rights.

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Tandem Workshops, Zertifikatsverleihung © VIDC

„Ein Raum nur für Frauen, um sich gegenseitig zu empowern“ - Die VIDC Gender Tandem Trainings

Ein Gespräch zwischen Aadilah Amin und Lena Gruber (VIDC)

Das interkulturelle Trainerinnen-Tandem Aadilah Amin und Lena Gruber (VIDC) berichten über die empowernde Wirkung der VIDC Gender Tandem Trainings für afghanische Frauen sowie über die Notwendigkeit der Abgrenzung als…

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Geflüchtete Frauen als wichtige Akteurinnen für Frieden und Teilhabe

Von Samar Al Bradan

Die UN-Resolution 1325 feiert heuer ihr 20. Jubiläum. Sie fordert nicht nur die Teilhabe von Frauen in Friedensprozessen in Konfliktregionen, sondern auch die Stärkung von geflüchteten Frauen in Europa. Die VIDC Veranstaltung…

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Afghanistan, VIDC, Afghan Women Leaders' Peace Summit 2020

Peace needs women!

Afghan women are urging for their inclusion in the peace process

In November, two important conferences for the future of Afghanistan took place. One was the Afghan Women Leaders' Peace Summit 2020 in Dubai and the other was the International Donors' Conference in Geneva.

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Refugee Women as Agents for Peace

The UN Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Context of Forced Migration

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 17:00 - 18:30, CET (Zoom Webinar in English and Arabic)
Panel discussion and study presentation: The UNSCR 1325 and its application on the participation and rights of refugee women in the EU.

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Joe Biden, Middle East, Arab World, VIDC

A New US-President. Impacts on the Arab World

Report from the Webinar on 23 November 2020

The invited experts from the USA, Lebanon and Great Britain discussed whether and how the new US administration will change the strategic guidelines in the Arab region.

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Ani Gülgün-Mayr, © Karolin Pernegger

Lesung aus Perwanas Abend von Bachtyar Ali

Musik von Sakîna Teyna und Salah Ammo

Die Lesung am 28. September 2020 fand Corona bedingt vor lediglich 50 Gästen in der Hauptbücherei Wien statt und wurde auf dem VIDC Facebook Channel live gestreamt. Ein Interview mit dem irakisch-kurdischen Autor Bachtyar Ali…

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Fire in the port of Beirut as a result of the explosion, © Sintia Issa

Corruption, National Bankruptcy and Social Protest - On the Situation in Lebanon

By Helmut Krieger

H. Krieger analyzes the causes of the revolt, which is directed against mismanagement and corruption, as well as the consequences of the influence of regional and global powers through economic, political and military…

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No Peace Without Women

Report from the panel discussion on 22 August 2020

The discussion focused on the 20th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and was part of the AKIS conference "20 Years of Banu - First Independent Afghan Women's Magazine".

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A Matter of Life and Debt

Report on the VIDC webinar of 24 June 2020

During the VIDC webinar, Kristina Rehbein (Erlassjahr.de), Abdul Khaliq (CADTM Pakistan) and Daniel Bertossa (Public Services International) talked about the impact of rising debt levels of many countries of the Global South.

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