News - 26 January, 2017
We began 2017 with a forward looking discussion in the latest of our annual series of human rights roundtables. This year’s topic was The future of human rights in a multi-polar world: exploring opportunities for further engagement, recognising the continued diffusion of power and influence on a global scale.
News - 16 November, 2016
On Sunday 13 November 2016 we hosted the third presentation of The Marsh Award for Peacemaking and Peacekeeping. This year’s recipient, Dr Rouba Mhaissen, is a Lebanese-Syrian and the Founder and Director of Sawa for Development and Aid, a non-profit organisation that supports Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and Sawa Foundation UK which supports forced migrants in Europe and the Middle East.
News - 14 October, 2016
By the end of this year, we will have had the pleasure of meeting a number of participants who are focused on understanding and tackling the issues and challenges faced by children globally.
News - 28 August, 2015
Devanna de la Puente, Inter-agency Regional Emergency Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Advisor for Asia and the Pacific was presented with the 2015 Marsh Award by British Ambassador to Thailand, Mark Kent. Devanna was chosen as this year’s winner in recognition of her dedication and advocacy work in the prevention of gender based violence in situations of […]
News - 25 March, 2015
Today marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that offers the opportunity to honour those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slave trade. The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism […]
News - 8 March, 2015
Despite originating in the early 20th century, the issues surrounding the conception of International Women’s Day (IWD) continue to face women around the world today. Current demands for equal payment, better working conditions, and reproductive rights are signs of women’s continuing struggle against gender discrimination. While some of the issues that dominated the international suffrage […]
News - 6 February, 2015
Since 2013, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the 6th February has been a United Nations sponsored awareness day to promote the eradication of FGM, drawing the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to need to protect the human rights of girls […]
News - 9 September, 2014
The Human Rights Council (HRC) is currently holding its twenty-seventh regular session, which runs from 8 to 26 September 2014. Our meetings have contributed towards the creation of the HRC, and we continue to hold regular discussions on topical human rights issues. In February 2004 we held an informal meeting on Addressing contemporary security threats: […]
News - 10 June, 2014
The Marsh Christian Trust, in association with Wilton Park, have created this Marsh award to recognise an individual from outside the UK whose work makes an innovative difference to areas of conflict and peacemaking. We are very pleased to announce that this year it will be presented to the winner at this week’s Global Summit to […]
News - 9 June, 2014
The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place this week in London. Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will be cochairing the summit which will be the largest gathering to take place on this issue, looking to build a practical path forward […]