Ensuring Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Appalling reports of rape and sexual violence being perpetrated in Ukraine are emerging by the day. From Myanmar to Yemen to Tigray, conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) rages on around the world with impunity. CRSV’s use as a tactic of war is widely recognized, yet global efforts have failed to hold perpetrators accountable. This event features leading policymakers and experts who discussed how international mechanisms, including sanctions and prosecution, can be best applied to make a tangible difference in the lives of women in conflicts around the world.


The Honorable Pramila Patten
U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Lynn McDonald
Director General for International Economic Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Wai Wai Nu
Founder and Director, Women’s Peace Network, Myanmar

Oleksandra Matviychuk
Chairwoman, The Center for Civil Liberties, Ukraine

Arsalan Suleman
Former Acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Dr. Robert Nagel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

Amb. Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.