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The EU Delegation, together with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo, is organising a virtual forum via Zoom on 5 November.

31/10/2020 - HRVP Blog - Since the beginning of my mandate, I have been working on a new EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. We are now at the final stage of a long and complex process to establish it. Once the legal instruments adopted by the Council, this regime would allow us to go swiftly after perpetrators, wherever violations occur. Let me explain what this new regime is about and how the EU institutional machinery works.

EUAM Iraq Gender and Human Rights adviser Jeff Hoppenbrouwers of Dutch origin shares his views on the fragile social and political situation in Iraq.  

Women play an important role as agents for change within their communities. Their experiences and perspectives are crucial in crises management, conflict resolution and peace-building processes. Promoting women’s meaningful participation and gender equality is a key objective of the EU, including of its foreign policy. Gender mainstreaming is a guiding principle of the EU’s 17 CSDP missions and operations, which work to make crisis management more effective and build a more secure world for all.