Women's Initiatives co-hosts event "Sexual Violence in Conflict: Delivering Justice"

04 March 2013

On 5 March 2013, the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice will co-host an event, Sexual Violence in Conflict: Delivering Justice, together with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The CSW is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council, dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women.

The event, Sexual Violence in Conflict: Delivering Justice, brings together experts on the investigation and documentation of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, and will stimulate debate on how to improve justice for victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and on the links between international and domestic accountability for these crimes.

Speakers include: Lynne Featherstone, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development; Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and, Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The event will be moderated by Brigid Inder, Executive Director of the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice.