Lunchtime Seminar: 'A reflection on the effectiveness of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations'

Mar 16 2023 Posted: 16:19 GMT

The Irish Centre for Human Rights continues its lunchtime seminar series with a seminar on 'A reflection on the effectiveness of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations on reparations for victims of sexual and gender-based violence' by Yah Vallah Parwo. The seminar takes place at 1pm, Wednesday, 22nd March 2023, in the Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights and online via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Please contact for Zoom details.

Yah Vallah Parwon is an African feminist and Women Human Rights Professional. She is an Attorney with a background in social work, gender, conflict, and human rights. Yah currently serves as the Country Director for Medica Liberia - a feminist organization providing legal, psychosocial, sexual reproductive health and advocacy services and support for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Liberia. She is also the Co-Founder of the Rising Youth Mentorship Initiative (RYMI), a feminist community-based initiative advancing adolescent girls and young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In 2019 she co-authored a submission to Northern Ireland's government titled ''A New Legal Framework for Abortion Services in Northern Ireland.'' In 2020, as a Chevening scholar, she was a recipient of the Transitional Justice Institute /Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission 2020 Dissertation Prize for her research titled ''Can the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice advance women's rights through its interpretation of gender-discrimination? A Critical analysis of Women's Rights Jurisprudence in the African Human Rights System." She recently published an article in the Liberia’s Daily Observer on ‘Reconciliation and Reparation: The Future of War Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Liberia’.