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International Symposium on Sexual Violence
in Conflict and Beyond

21-23 June 2006, Brussels, Palais d’Egmont

UNFPA Belgian Development Cooperation EU

 




Read the Report on
the Symposium
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In June 2006, more than 250 participants from 30 countries met at the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels for the International Symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Beyond. This historic three-day conference – convened by the Government of Belgium, the European Commission and UNFPA – brought together heads of UN agencies and NGOs, human activists and researchers, government ministers, doctors and other field-based humanitarian workers, parliamentarians, representatives from the International Criminal Court, military and police officers, and members of the media to share experiences, strategies and a renewed commitment to end the scourge of sexual violence in countries torn apart by war.

UPDATE!

December 2006
– Report on the first Symposium follow-up event: "Addressing Sexual Violence in Liberia", held at the United Nations Secretariat in New York





At the conclusion of this symposium, delegates issued a call for urgent and long-term action against sexual violence in all its forms, in conflict and beyond.

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Agenda

Media Advisory

Highlights from Participants

Highlights from Day One



Participation

  • Participants list - alphabetical (MS Word format)
  • Participants list - by organization (MS Word format)

  • National stakeholders working on prevention and response, including multisectoral “teams” working together on national action plans in conflict affected countries
  • European opinion leaders and policy makers, including parliamentarians
  • Donor representatives
  • Members of non-governmental organizations and research centers who are active in policy development, research, or programme support
  • UN agencies
  • Activists


Contact

symposium@unfpa.org

Statements of Support

Associated events:  Media events and Exhibition

  • Press conferences for field based participants and for high level dignitaries
    Remarks by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid

  • Photo, film and book-launch exhibitions

  • Journalists Seminar on Sexual Violence in War

National Stakeholders

National stakeholders working on prevention and response, including multisectoral “teams” working together on national action plans in conflict affected countries, will participate in the Symposium. These countries have been, and are, in conflict, and their citizens have consequently survived countless incidences of sexual violence. Please find links to further country-specific information:

North Sudan and South Sudan:

Democratic Republic of Congo:

Burundi:

Uganda:

Rwanda:

Central African Republic:

Liberia:

Sierra Leone:

Haiti:

Colombia:

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Sri Lanka:

Indonesia:

Palestinian State:

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