Protection from the Ground Up: Voices from Kenya and South Sudan

Protection from the Ground Up: Voices from Kenya and South Sudan

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110




Protection from the Ground Up will address how the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) and Nonviolent Peaceforce offer protection to populations in South Sudan and Kenya, and what their experience tells us about the challenges to implementing the global principle of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP).

Opening and Closing Remarks:

Milburn Line, IPJ Executive Director


Tiffany Easthom, country director for Nonviolent Peaceforce in South Sudan, will discuss its role in protecting civilians and reducing violence without the use of armed force.

Program Officer Zahra Ismail will describe the IPJ’s efforts, in partnership with Cissta Kenya, to develop the capacity of youth leaders to employ non-violent means to increase the security of their communities.

IPJ Woman PeaceMaker Alice Nderitu, commissioner in Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission, will explain the development of peacebuilding and human rights structures in Kenya and their role in the protection of civilians.

2009 IPJ Woman PeaceMaker Zeinab Mohamed Blandia, founder of Ruya in Sudan, will discuss the situation in South Kordofan and the work and security of human rights defenders in the Nuba Mountains.

If you are unable to attend, we will be streaming the event live here.

Co-sponsored by: Nonviolent Peaceforce and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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