在2月4日這一天,紐約善牧修女會、愛爾蘭常駐聯合國代表團、剛果民主共和國常駐聯合國代表團、以及NGO「採礦工作團隊」(Mining Working Group)於第54屆社會發展委員會議中共同舉辦了一場的周邊論壇──「《Maisha[1]:礦坑外的生活》-自極度貧窮脫胎換骨的培力社區」。

這場論壇以放映紀錄片《Maisha:礦坑外的生活》(“Maisha: A New Life Outside the Mines”)[2]為主。紀錄片描述著剛果民主共和國南方城市「科盧韋齊」中危險簡陋的礦坑,以及圍繞礦坑而生的虐待、剝削、暴力、貧窮、疾病和死亡的故事;不過在這當中卻出現了項成功的發展計畫,婦女和兒童打破了虐待、暴力和貧窮的循環,並創造了充滿生氣的新生活。非正規的學校課程、提供給年輕女孩的訓練中心、以及科盧韋齊的合作農場都是社區中新生活的證明,而這些證明也刻劃出一個充滿希望的替代發展模式,讓其他處於全球供應鏈底下層級的社區得透過複製和擴展模式來打造永續的未來。紀錄片同時聚焦於具包容性、參與式的決策方法,這方法維護人權和性別平等、提供創新多元的工作機會、將前男女孩礦工帶進教室中,並且提供當地社區安全的飲食。

論壇中,製片Bernhard Warner播放紀錄片,善牧國際正義和平辦公室的Clare Nolan擔任主持人。除此之外,剛果民主共和國常駐聯合國代表團的Charlotte Malegna Omoy提供了礦坑生活狀況的脈絡,「第三世界網絡」的Bhumika Muchhala嚴正評論了天然產業發展模式及其如何造成不平等和違反人權,愛爾蘭常駐聯合國代表團的大使David Donoghue則認為科盧韋齊這項計畫即是實踐2030議程的最佳典範。
 
原文:Side Event during 54th Session of the Commission of Social Development Highlights Maisha Documentary
文章來源:連結On February 4, 2016, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, along with the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United Nations and the NGO Mining Working Group, sponsored “Maisha: A New Life Outside the Mines – An empowered community emerging from extreme poverty,” a side event during the 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development.

The event featured a screening of the new documentary film Maisha: A New Life Outside the Mines, which shows the dangerous artisanal mines around Kolwezi, in the South of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and grim stories of abuse, exploitation, violence, poverty, disease and death. In the midst of this poverty, the story of a successful development project has emerged, where women and children have broken the cycle of abuse, violence and poverty and built a vibrant new life. The informal school program, training center for young girls and cooperative farm in Kolwezi are evidence of the new life in the community, and illustrate a promising alternative development model that if replicated and expanded could help other communities at the bottom rung of the global supply chain to build a sustainable future. The film highlighted the successes of inclusive and participatory decision-making modes of engagement that uphold human rights and gender equality, provide new and diversified economic opportunities, put former girl and boy miners in classrooms, and provide food security for local communities.

Filmmaker Bernhard Warner presented the film and Clare Nolan from the GSIJPO in New York moderated the panel. Charlotte Malegna Omoy from the Mission of the DRC to the UN provided context of the situation in her country. Bhumika Muchhala from the Third World Network critically assessed the extractive development model and how it contributes to inequality and human rights violations. H.E. Ambassador David Donoghue from the Mission of Ireland to the UN and Co-facilitator of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations discussed the project as a best practice for the implementation of Agenda 2030. A lively and participatory discussion followed.


[1] 譯註 Maisha為史瓦希里文,意思是「生活」、「生命」。
[2] 譯註 全影片可見Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb0a0t8JJnc

 

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