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Sexual Violence in Conflict

16 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Chatham House, London


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?