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The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief - Turning Words into Action
22 August marks the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, a day established by the UN General Assembly to condemn continuing violence and acts of violence targeting individuals on the basis of or in the name of religion or belief. Such violence is ever-growing around the world, in its various manifestations, and requires urgent and comprehensive responses.

During the 2022 Ministerial on Freedom of Religion of Belief in London, States, international organisations, and civil society representatives discussed challenges faced by people of religion or belief around the world, and the need for change. During this year’s commemoration of the UN day, the speakers will discuss the situation of victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, any progress made but also gaps in responding to their needs, and some practical steps that can be taken to bring about the needed change.

Aug 22, 2022 04:00 PM in London

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Fiona Bruce MP
PM's Special Envoy on FoRB @House of Commons
Prof. Nazila Ghanea
UN Special Rapporteur on FoRB @University of Oxford
David Burrowes
PM's Deputy Special Envoy on FoRB
Archbishop Angaelos
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London
Bani Dugal
Principal Representative to the United Nations @Bahá'í International
Pari Ibrahim
Founder and Executive Director @Free Yezidi Foundation
Dr Ewelina U Ochab
Programme lawyer @IBA's Human Rights Institute
Emily Foale
Project manager @IBA's Human Rights Institute
Nury Turkel
Chair @United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Dr Dmytro Vovk
Director @Center for the Rule of Law and Religion Studies at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine