Our side event Removing barriers to accessibility – a key component of a rights-based approach to victim assistance and disability: How to effectively advance its implementation?, which we hosted together with the Delegation of Austria, was well attended by some 40-50 delegates of the Maputo Review Conference.
Moderated by Ms. Caroline Wörgötter, Delegation of Austria, the event started with the opening keynote speech of H.E. Iolanda Maria Pedro Campos Cintura, Minister for Women and Social Affairs of Mozambique. Subsequently, the following panel speakers intervened:
- Ms. Ingrid Heindorf, Human Rights Officer, Zero Project, World Future Council (WFC);
- Mr. Firoz Ali Alizada, Campaign Manager, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL);
- Mr. Claude Tardif, Head of Physical Rehabilitation Programme, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); as well as
- Mr. Albino Forquilha, Executive Director, Promoção da Paz, Prevenção do Crime e Reinserção Social (FOMICRES).
The panel discussion took place on the occasion of the Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty, at 24th June 2014, 12–2pm, in Side Event Room 2, Girassol Indy Congress Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique. Please find our flyer (Word, English) and press release (Word, German) here