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Cancelled: International Women’s Day 2020: Film Screening & Discussion with Oxfam Novib

maandag 9 maart 2020
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
This event is cancelled!

This event is cancelled!

About the event

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 and Oxfam’s #IMatter campaign, the Chair of UN studies and Oxfam Novib invite you to a screening of short videos honoring the stories of women and girls transforming their communities around the world as champions of peace, providers of food security, and advocates fighting child marriages. The screening will be followed by an interactive discussion on the role youth and students can play to promote women’s rights and gender equality.

The event brings together the Chair of UN studies’ research on women in peace-building and Oxfam’s projects that empower women who take a stand against violence, child marriage, and discrimination within their society. Students are encouraged to make and share their own commitments towards women’s rights and gender equality.


The event programme starts with a short introduction by Alanna O’Malley, Chair of UN Studies, and Oxfam Novib. This is followed by a screening of short films created by Oxfam Novib that showcases their work with women and on gender equality. Each short film is introduced by an expert from Oxfam Novib and this is an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about the projects showcased.  

After the videos, there will be an interactive discussion moderated by Alanna O’Malley with experts from Oxfam Novib and students. During the discussion, the audience is encouraged to raise questions, engage in the debate and share ideas of how we can ensure inclusion of those who are often marginalized and excluded from the decision making processes.   



Order of Events


1730 – 1740

Welcome / Introductory remarks

Alanna O’Malley – The Chair of UN Studies & Oxfam Novib

1740 – 1800

GROW (Intro & Videos)

Madelon Meijer – Oxfam Novib

1800 – 1820

Women, Peace, & Security

Champions of Peace in Yemen (Intro & Videos)

Dirk-Jan Jalvingh – Oxfam Novib

1820 – 1840

Marriage: No Child’s Play (Intro & Videos)

Katinka Moonen – Oxfam Novib

1845 – 1920

Interactive discussion with students and Q&A about the videos/projects –

Women’s Rights in Oxfam’s work and what students can do to contribute to SDG 5

Madelon Meijer – Oxfam Novib

Dirk-Jan Jalvingh – Oxfam Novib

Katinka Moonen – Oxfam Novib

Moderator – Alanna O’Malley

1920 – 1930

Closing Remarks & Student Commitments



Oxfam’s GROW campaign makes it possible for communities to grow or buy enough food now and in the future. To achieve this, Oxfam Novib works with governments, multilateral institutions, and companies to adopt and implement policies that promote sustainable food production and consumption. Oxfam Novib works to amplify the voices of non-state actors and to strengthen the lands rights of women to prevent climate change from making people hungry. Everything connects: gender inequality, land rights, climate change, food and oil prices, and diminishing crop yields. These issues combine to create a system that directly impacts how we feed the world now and in the future. Oxfam’s GROW campaign systematically tackles these issues by working to mobilise impacted communities and active consumers alike. GROW focuses on investment in agriculture, the effects of climate change, and securing access to productive resources, especially land.

Conflict and post-conflict processes are inherently gendered, affecting women and men differently. Women and girls particularly suffer the consequences of conflict, yet they are often excluded from conflict resolution and post-conflict decision-making processes. Oxfam Novib addresses the extreme and disproportionate impact of violent conflict on women by working with communities. Our focus is on strengthening the pivotal role women play in conflict management, conflict resolution, and the building of sustainable peace. Oxfam Novib aims to address the root causes of conflict and work towards sustainable solutions that place women, men, youth and communities at the heart of security efforts.

The "More than Brides" Alliance (Save the Children Netherlands, Oxfam Novib, Simavi, Population Council) works so that young people, especially girls, are able to decide if and when to marry and pursue their sexual and reproductive health and rights in a supportive environment. Through its 5-year program ‘Marriage: No Child’s Play’, this alliance aims to reduce child marriage and its adverse effects on young women and girls in India, Pakistan, Malawi, Niger, and Mali. Oxfam Novib is convinced that young people, especially girls, are only able to decide if and when to marry if they are empowered to make informed decisions, if their protective assets are built, and if their community respects their rights. The Alliance thus offers a multi-pronged approach of equipping adolescents with necessary skills and information, increasing their access to services and opportunities, and building their agency, while at the same time shifting social norms related to marriage formation, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and gender equality.

Oxfam Novib

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to beat poverty together. We tackle the inequalities that make and keep people poor. We save and protect lives in times of crisis, work with people to build resilience and rebuild their livelihoods and, because we want lasting solutions, we campaign for genuine, durable change.

We want a world in which everyone can speak up to power, claim their human rights, and build a better future for themselves. This means addressing issues like climate change, land rights, and gender justice: because we are united by our belief that a life of dignity and opportunity is not a privilege for some, but a right for everyone

UN Youth Impact

UN Youth Impact is a project that is creating a network of students across The Netherlands who are interested in engaging at a local level with the United Nations and its strategies for youth. We envisage that this network will organise a series of events relating to Youth2030, with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Chair of UN Studies in Peace and Justice

The Chair examines women’s involvement in three key areas of peace and conflict: conflict prevention, peacekeeping and the post-conflict/peace-making. Drawing on the Secretary-General’s emphasis on the role of women in conflict prevention in his last report (2018) and Security Council Resolution 1325 the central research question asks; What is the role of women in building sustainable peace? The project identifies and analyses the contribution of women to building sustainable peace from their role in conflict prevention, women as peacekeepers and post-conflict peace-making capacities. It draws together military and civilian experiences in this field to reflect on women as actors, rather than merely agents in peace-building processes.

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