Sexual Violence in Conflict
Kolbassia Haoussou, Co-Founder, Survivors Speak OUT
Barbara Jackson, Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Alan Keenan, Senior Analyst and Sri Lanka Project Director, International Crisis Group
Charu Lata Hogg, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Shereen El Feki, Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security
Sexual violence is often a tragic and brutal part of armed conflict across the world. However, many survivors fail to receive the medical, psychological, legal and economic support necessary to help rebuild their lives.
Our panel will discuss local and international efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. How can international and local communities hold perpetrators accountable? What structures are in place to help support victims of sexual violence across the world? And, if gender norms which trigger sexual violence against women in conflict also apply to men, why then do international frameworks on sexual violence only seem to apply to women?