Workshop: Gender Inclusive Responses to Conflict Related Sexual Violence

Event Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Event Time: 
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 
001 Robertson Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will co-sponsor a workshop, "Gender Inclusive Responses to Conflict Related Sexual Violence," May 4, 2018, in 001 Robertson Hall. The workshop is co-sponsored with the All Survivors Project and will bring together academics, policy-makers, and key UN and NGO actors to discuss a framework for tangible measures that can be adopted to ensure that a gender-inclusive approach to sexual violence in conflict and the issue of sexual violence against males. The discussions will focus on how to improve the overall response to sexual violence in conflict by ensuring both gender inclusivity and gender competence.

The workshop sessions are private and by invitation only. Princeton University faculty and students are invited to attend and should RSVP to Angella Sandford by Tuesday, May 1. 

The workshop will consist of three working sessions. The first session will feature presentations that explore our current understanding and knowledge of sexual violence against men and boys, critically examine the gaps in research and responses, and articulate the rationale for further work. The second session will include presentations that focus on how international legal instruments have excluded male victims, the use of sexualized torture to inflict deep humiliation on collective and individual gendered identities, and the co-relation between sexual violence against men and boys and violence mitigation. The third session will explore how feminist principles that emphasise equity, inclusion, and intersectional approaches can be learned from to ensure that responses to male sexual violence are effective and inclusive. The workshop will close with a final, wrap-up session in which, based on discussions from the previous sessions,, participants will provide input for building a framework agenda toward gender inclusive responses to sexual violence in conflict.

A detailed workshop program will be posted shortly.