Friday, January 13, 2012

Go on! Conference on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

The War Crimes Research Office and Women and International Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law will be co-hosting a conference on Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings with the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands. The event will present a unique opportunity for practitioners, scholars, and advocates to discuss challenges faced by women in conflict and post-conflict situations, and efforts to address sexual and gender-based violence, at both the national and international level. It will take place at the Washington College of Law February 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The half-day conference will kick off with a keynote conversation between Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer (pictured at right) and Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Renée Jones-Bos (pictured at left, courtesy of Embassy of the Netherlands). The conversation will be moderated by IntLawGrrl contributor Diane Orentlicher and until recently Deputy at the Office of War Crimes Issues for the U.S. Department of State. This will be followed by two panels: the first focusing on the prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence by international and hybrid tribunals and the second examining national and international efforts to address sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Further details available here. Registration (available here) is free of charge but required.

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