The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Charu Lata Hogg, Founder and Project Director of the All Survivors Project and Associate Fellow at Chatham House, as guest speaker at the GGC student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Hogg will discuss gender equity in responses to sexual violence in conflict, focusing on recent research undertaken in the Central African Republic (CAR). Participation in this event is open to Gender in the Global Community student fellows only.
Charu Lata Hogg is the Founder and Project Director of the All Survivors Project, which provides research to improve the global response to all survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in situations of conflict and displacement, and documents cases of abuse against men and boys to supplement work on girls and women to support a global response that includes all victims of violence. Hogg is also Visiting Michael D. Palm Fellow at the Williams Institute, and has been Associate Fellow in the Asia Program at Chatham House since 2004 where she covers political and human rights developments in South and South East Asia. Previously, she was Policy and Advocacy Director and earlier Asia Program Manager at Child Soldiers International, formerly the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. She worked as the South Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch until 2009 and documented violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Nepal and Sri Lanka. Before joining Chatham House, she was an international journalist based in India, Sri Lanka and London writing for among others, Far Eastern Economic Review, the BBC-South Asia Regional Unit, India Today and The Times of India.
Hogg has briefed UN member states on the human rights and political situation in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Nepal and India at the Human Rights Council in Geneva; the UN Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict in New York; and the European Parliament in Brussels. She has conducted in-depth research on sexual violence in Sri Lanka, and provided expert evidence to the UK Upper Tribunal Country Guidance case on Sri Lanka in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hindu College, University of Delhi, and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.