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Human Rights | Nov 14 2014

SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 14, SGI-Spain held a lecture titled "Theory and Practice: The daily struggle against gender-based violence." The lecture, which commemorated the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), was held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 5 2014

SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

From November 3-5, the Geneva NGO Forum--Beijing+20 ECE Regional Review was held at the UN Office at Geneva on the theme "Act, Advance, Achieve, Women's Rights." ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 22 2014

SGI-Bolivia Gives Seminar on Buddhist View of Human Rights

SGI-Bolivia Gives Seminar on Buddhist View of Human Rights

On October 22, SGI-Bolivia representatives were invited to give a seminar on Buddhist principles and how they inform the idea of human rights at a Professional Ethics course at Domingo Savio Private University in La Paz. ... read more

Human Rights | Sep 27 2014

Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

Human Dignity Featured at 2014 Ikeda Forum

On September 27, the SGI-affiliated Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, held its eleventh annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue. ... read more

Human Rights | Sep 26 2014

SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

SGI Supports Events Promoting Human Rights Education at UN Human Rights Council

Parallel to the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which took place from September 8 to 26 at the UN Office at Geneva, SGI's representatives to the UN in Geneva, together with other NGOs, participated in and supported two public side events promoting human rights education: the launch of a new web resource on September 10 and a workshop for media professionals and journalists on September 16. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 26 2014

Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

On July 26, Soka Gakkai members in Minamata City, Kyushu, invited Masazumi Yoshii, a former mayor of the city, to lecture on the impact of Minamata disease, mercury poisoning caused by industrial pollution that first broke out in the 1950s, and his efforts to rebuild and revitalize the city and its residents in the decades that followed. ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 21 2014

SGI Organizes Events on Women's Leadership at CSW58

SGI Organizes Events on Women's Leadership at CSW58

The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 10-21. ... read more

Human Rights | Jan 26 2014

Child Rights Campaign Launched by Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee

Child Rights Campaign Launched by Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee

In January, the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee launched a campaign titled "Building a Culture of Peace Together With Children," to raise awareness of children’s rights and to commemorate the upcoming 25th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989. ... read more

Human Rights | Jan 11 2014

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Assembly on Making LA a Safer City

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Assembly on Making LA a Safer City

On January 11, SGI-USA cosponsored the Second Annual Special Assembly of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women at its Culture of Peace Resource Center in Santa Monica, California. ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 29 2013

SGI Participates in Events in Japan and Italy Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty

SGI Participates in Events in Japan and Italy Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty

On October 29, an event calling for the abolition of the death penalty in Japan was held at the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo. Sponsored by the Community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian lay movement based in Italy, and the European Commission, the event was organized as part of the Community of Sant'Egidio's "No Justice Without Life" campaign to raise public awareness against the death penalty around the world. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 2 2013

"Path to Dignity" Screened at Human Rights Education Conference in Russia

"Path to Dignity" Screened at Human Rights Education Conference in Russia

On July 2, SGI participated in an international conference titled "Human Rights Education in Russia: Status and Challenges" held at the Congress Complex in St. Petersburg. ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 7 2013

SGI Participates in Events on Eliminating Violence against Women

SGI Participates in Events on Eliminating Violence against Women

On March 7, SGI co-organized a panel discussion complementing the theme of the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). ... read more

Human Rights | Dec 12 2012

Human Rights Education Film Screened at UN Office in New York

Human Rights Education Film Screened at UN Office in New York

On December 12, as part of Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) celebrations, "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education," was screened at the UN Headquarters in New York. ... read more

Human Rights | Nov 27 2012

IOP Greets 50th Anniversary with Lecture Series on Women

IOP Greets 50th Anniversary with Lecture Series on Women

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) commemorated the 50th anniversary of its founding with a series of four lectures exploring the general topic of women in modern society. ... read more

Human Rights | Aug 26 2012

Human Rights Education Film Launched at UN Office in Geneva

Human Rights Education Film Launched at UN Office in Geneva

The film "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education," which uses case studies from India, Australia and Turkey to illustrate how human rights education can transform the lives of individuals and communities, was launched at the UN Office at Geneva on September 19, 2012. ... read more