Date(s) - 11/12/2020
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Seeking Accountability and Preventing Reoccurrence: Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Slavery through the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda
Side Event to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, with support from the Korean International Cooperation Agency, developed research titled “Seeking Accountability and Preventing Reoccurrence: Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Slavery through the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda”, which highlights the need to promote synergies in the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security resolutions, counter terrorism frameworks, and international human rights, humanitarian, and criminal law to improve the global response to conflict-related sexual slavery.
Serving as a key advocacy tool for victims and survivors of sexual slavery and their families, the research features actionable recommendations for international policymakers, member states, UN entities, and other multilateral institutions on state accountability for crimes of sexual slavery and for a survivor-centered approach to the WPS agenda.
The 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2020 present a critical moment to highlight the need to step up the global response to sexual slavery particularly justice and reparation for victims; and prevent future recurrence. On the sidelines of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, join us for this virtual panel discussion as we launch the research.