The 2016 Marsh Award for Peacemaking and Peacekeeping

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.

International Day of the Girl Child The power of the adolescent girl: vision for 2030

News - 11 October, 2015

Today we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. In its fourth year as an internationally recognised day dedicated to highlighting the challenges faced by young girls and adolescent women, today represents an important opportunity to raise awareness about the progress being made towards empowerment. Promoting women’s political and economic engagement: ambition for the […]

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2015

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 […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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 […]

Girl Summit 2014

News - 22 July, 2014

The first event of its kind in the UK, Girl Summit 2014 takes place today. Co-hosted by the UK government and UNICEF, the summit is dedicated to confronting child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and across the world. Led by Prime Minister David Cameron, Home Secretary Theresa […]

Presentation of first Marsh Award for innovation in peacemaking

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 […]

FCO Emerging Powers Fund: bringing diversity to Wilton Park conferences

News - 4 June, 2014

With the help of the Emerging Powers (EP) Fund, we have drawn a huge range of speakers and participants from countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to our conferences in 2013 and 2014. Critical to dialogue on The future of power: implications for global actors by 2040, funding to gather participants from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, […]

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