Workshop: Video Advocacy and Documentation Training on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Event Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2013
Event Time: 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination convened a workshop, "Video Advocacy and Documentation Training on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence," on March 11, 2013 as a side event at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. The workshop was co-sponsored with the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, WITNESS, and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

The workshop brought together some 20 women's rights activists from around the world to address the international legal framework protecting women and how to document sexual violence through interviews with survivors of gender-based violence. The goals of the workshop were to increase the capacity of activists to advocate effectively for social justice and build their abilities to use new technological tools in their advocacy, to increase the understanding of activists of the legal protection of women at the international level, and to facilitate proper investigation and documentation of sexual violence, acts of torture, and other ill-treatment based on gender.

The training was held at the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York. It is part of a series of events, lectures, and panels focusing on implementation of the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's Program on Women in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.