16/11/2020

The report “A walled world, towards a Global Apartheid” shows that we find ourselves in a world with more walls than ever

Press conference

Presentation of the new report:

WALLED WORLD, TOWARDS A GLOBAL APARTHEID

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we find ourselves in a world with more walls than ever. From six walls in 1989, there are now at least 63 walls along bor-ders or on occupied territory across the world. The new report Walled world, towards a Global Apartheid co published by the Center Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, Transnational Institute, Stop Wapenhandel and Stop the Wall campaign, examines the rise of the walls built by ever more governments, the under-lying causes for the emergence of a global apartheid, and the corporations that are seeking to profit. As well as providing a global overview of border walls, the report looks at seven case studies: Australia, India, Israel, Mexico-Guatemala, Spain, Syria and Western Sahara.

When: Wednesday November 18th, 11:30 am CET

Where: Videoconference by Zoom

Languages: English and Spanish (there will be no simultaneous translation, but Q&A will be answered in requested language)

Register at: premsa@centredelas.org

Organizes: Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel), Stop the Wall Campaign and Remove the Wall Campaign

Speakers:

Opening

Jordi Calvo, coordinator of Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau

Niamh Ni Bhriain, coordinator of TNI’s War and Pacification Programme

With the authors of the report

Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, researcher at Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau

Pere Brunet, researcher at Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau

Mark Akkerman, researcher at Stop Wapenhandel

Live connection with campaigns working against walls’ violences

Jamal Juma’, from Palestine, coordinator of the Stop the Wall Campaign

Mahfud Bechri, from Western Sahara, Remove the Wall Campaign

For further information: premsa@centredelas.org