Bangor to host training workshop in conjunction with Amnesty International
Bangor Law School and Amnesty International (Colwyn Bay Branch) are delighted to be able to offer expert training on ‘The Protection of Women and Children in Armed Conflict’. The workshop, taking place on Saturday 7th July, will focus on raising awareness of the challenges faced by women and children in armed conflict, introducing the legal regime that exists to address these challenges, engaging participants in ways in which they can become involved in the issues and drawing them into some practical application of knowledge and strategies.
The training focuses on knowledge transfer and building skills, through the following:
- Raising awareness of the challenges faced by women and children in armed conflict.
- Providing technical knowledge of the legal regime and international mechanisms that exist to protect women and children, including engagement on strengths, weaknesses and controversies.
- Providing a deeper level of contextual and technical understanding that will enable more effective campaigning at grassroots level.
- Practical exercises that will develop skills, engage the participants in some of the lateral thinking that is required for dealing with situations on the ground, and drawing on some of the technical knowledge offered.
The training is suitable for all members of the public who are interested in the challenges of protection of the vulnerable in armed conflict, humanitarian issues, and who are happy to engage in this opportunity to interact with experts and like-minded members of the community.
The workshop is priced at £15.00 with concessions for students, unemployed, registered disabled and seniors. For further information about the event, including the programme, how to register and how to find Neuadd Reichel, please visit http://www.bangor.ac.uk/law/amnesty.php.en
Publication date: 16 May 2012