Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community and the All Survivors Project, in cooperation with UCLA School of Law and UNHCR, will convene a roundtable discussion, "Conflict Related Sexual Violence: An Agenda to Build a Gender-Inclusive Response," on Wednesday, October, 25, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Princeton Club of New York. The focus of the discussion will be on moving toward gender-inclusive responses to sexual- and gender-based violence.
While it is not disputed that women and girls are disproportionately affected by sexual violence in armed conflict and displacement, it is increasingly apparent that boys and men are also affected, and in some cases, directly targeted in conflict-related sexual violence. This fact calls for a gender-inclusive global response on sexual violence in situations of conflict and displacement that is adopted by governments and key humanitarian and human rights actors, and which recognizes and responds to boys and men as victims of conflict related sexual violence.
This meeting will provide a much-needed opportunity and space for leaders from the humanitarian and human rights community, academics, policy makers, development practitioners, and child protection experts to come together to discuss issues concerning ongoing sexual violence against men and boys from both policy and programming perspectives.
Participation in this event is by invitation only. The discussion will be off the record, held under Chatham House Rules.