In Photos: ICRW Event at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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On June 9th, the eve of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) hosted a discussion to showcase efforts that aim to shift gender norms and attitudes that underlie sexual violence in fragile settings.

The panel, “We can Solve This: Winning the War Against Sexual Violence in Fragile Settings,” focused on addressing root causes and consequences of sexual violence. Panelists discussed new research on prevention and rehabilitation efforts  in northern Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and India.

Below are photos from the event.


Sarah Degnan Kambou, President of ICRW, welcomes the panelists and attendees before introducing the keynote speaker, Baroness Lindsay Northover.


Baroness Lindsay Northover, Lord Spokesperson for DFID, remarks on the need to understand what works in ending violence against women and girls in fragile settings and announces that DFID has committed 25 million pounds to research and innovation in this area. 


Discussion moderator and Executive Director for Oxfam, Winnie Byanyima, opens the discussion.  “Protection of women’s rights is central to humanitarian response.”


Director for Women’s Leadership in Peace and Security at Cordaid, Akinyi Walender, describes her first-hand experience working with victims of sexual violence in Congo and South Sudan.


Kristin Kalla, Senior Program Officer at the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV), discusses the barriers in prosecuting perpetrators of sexual violence and how TFV is working to bring justice to survivors.


ICRW’s Ravi Verma, Regional Director, Asia Regional Office describes the need to work with children at a young age to create gender equitable norms.


A photo exhibit on display highlights ICRW’s Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) program in India as well as work with the Trust Fund for Victims in Northern Uganda and DRC.

More on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. 

Photos courtesy of Paul Brock.