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  • “Prevention, Accountability and Gender – International Responses and Fighting Impunity by Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence” at UNHQ, 23 October 2018, New York, United States

    The SGBV Side event at the United Nations Headquarters was co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Finland and Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein.

    Panellists included Ms. Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the Mechanism, International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism
    (IIIM), Ms. Nina Suomalainen, Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response (JRR), and Ms. Charu Lata Hogg, Executive Director, All Survivors Project.

  • “Hidden Victims: Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict” at Palais des Nations, 10 September 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

    On the opening day of the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN, All Survivors Project, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN co-hosted a panel discussion on the issue of sexual violence against men and boys in the context of armed conflict within Syria, risks and vulnerabilities to sexual violence of men and boys fleeing from Syria.

  • Panel discussion and launch of All Survivors Project’s ‘“Destroyed from Within” Sexual violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey’ at Chatham House, 6 September 2018, London, United Kingdom

    The panel also examined and assessed existing knowledge on sexual violence in conflict and why it has been so prevalent in the Syrian conflict, in particular, against boys and men.  Why do certain forces employ this brutal tactic? And what can the international community do to hold perpetrators of sexual violence in Syria and elsewhere duly accountable?

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  • International Conference on “Men, Gender and Development”, 7-8 June 2018, Basel, Switzerland

    Engaging and working together with men and boys (EMB) is essential for achieving gender equality and serves as a strategy to claim sexual and reproductive rights and to decrease gender based violence. The first conference in Switzerland on Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality as a global Challenge was jointly organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and IAMANEH Switzerland.

    Day 2 of the conference focused in depth on the application of EMB-approaches in the field of gender based violence with a specific emphasis on working with perpetrators and the links between ones’ own experiences of violence and the later exposure to or use of violence. All Survivors Project Executive Director Charu Lata Hogg spoke about men as target group in humanitarian settings.

  • All Survivors Project Briefs the Committee on the Rights of the Child, 7 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

    All Survivors Project Executive Director, Charu Hogg briefs members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at Palais Wilson,  Geneva (Switzerland) during the 80th Pre-Sessional Working Group, 7 June 2018.

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  • Workshop “Gender Inclusive Responses to Conflict Related Sexual Violence”, 4 May 2018, Princeton, United States

    All Survivors Project and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s Project on Gender in the Global Community co-sponsored a workshop, “Gender Inclusive Responses to Conflict Related Sexual Violence,” 4 May 2018. The workshop brought together academics, policy-makers, and key UN and NGO actors to discuss a framework for tangible measures that can be adopted to ensure that a gender-inclusive approach to sexual violence in conflict and the issue of sexual violence against males. The discussions focused on how to improve the overall response to sexual violence in conflict by ensuring both gender inclusivity and gender competence.

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  • Side-event “Improving Responses to Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Central African Republic”, 2 May 2018, New York, United States

    All Survivors Project presented findings from its recent report “I don’t know who can help” Men and boys facing sexual violence in the Central African Republic at an event at the United Nations Headquarters, hosted by the Permanent Mission of UK and co-sponsored by the Missions of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Morocco and Spain to the UN in New York.

  • UMIRR Director reaffirms need to address conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys, 10 April 2018, Bangui, Central African Republic

    Captain Paul Amédé Moyenzo Director of UMIRR speaks to All Survivors Project during the 2-day workshop in Bangui on April 10th, 11th 2018, and identifies a role for ASP in designing and implementing responses to sexual violence against men and boys.
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  • Workshop “Implementing a prevention and response framework for sexual violence against men and boys in CAR”, 10-11 April 2018, Bangui, Central African Republic

    ASP’s research in CAR conducted in October and September 2017 identified a discernible pattern of sexual violence against men and boys. This workshop aimed to facilitate the exchange of views and good practices to help build effective and workable solutions from a survivor/victim-centred perspective.  The aim of this workshop is to begin a collective process to build tangible guidance and tools for an effective response to male survivors and, ultimately, a better access to quality and confidential care and support by survivors.

  • “Understanding Sexualised Violence against Men and Boys in the context of the Syria crisis – Learning for Development and Peacebuilding”, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 14 February 2018, Berlin, Germany

    Our Director Charu Hogg presented All Survivor’s Project’s findings on sexual and gender based violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey.
  • “Way Forward: Gender Inclusivity in Sexual Violence Responses”, 12-13 February 2018, Berlin, Germany

    Our Director Charu Hogg chaired the panel on “Way Forward: Gender Inclusivity in Sexual Violence Responses” at the international workshop on Children and Armed Conflict & Women, Peace and Security (CAAC-WPS) which was hosted by the Federal Foreign Office and ZiF in Berlin on the 12-13 February 2018.
  • “Hidden Victims: Sexual Violence Against Boys and Men in Conflict”, 11 December 2017, New York, United States

    Sexual violence against boys and men in situations of armed conflict and displacement is a critical problem. It hasn’t been given the attention it deserves by the international community up to now, making this initiative even more important,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba in her opening remarks at a High-Level event on the issue on 11 December 2017. The event was co-organised by the Permanent Missions of Liechtenstein, UK, Switzerland, the All Survivors Project and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.

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  • “Conflict related sexual violence against men and boys: An agenda to build a gender-inclusive response”, Wednesday 25 October, Princeton Club, New York, United States

    Co-hosted by the All Survivors Project and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University (LISD) this meeting provided a much-needed opportunity and space for leaders from humanitarian and human rights community, academics, policy makers, development practitioners and child protection experts to come together to discuss issues concerning ongoing sexual violence against men and boys from policy and programming perspectives. Panellists included: Tonderai Chikuwah, Special Adviser, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Prof.Lara Stemple, Director, Health & Human Rights, UCLA, School of Law; Rick Sollom, Senior RBM Manager, Directorate of International Protection, UNHCR.

  • Briefing to UN member states hosted by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, 23 October 2017, New York, United States

    Briefing on “Building Gender inclusivity: Sexual Violence Against Men & Boys” organized by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in partnership with the All Survivors Project. The briefing took place Monday 23 October, 9:00-10:30 at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN (885 2nd Ave, entrance on 47th and 48th St).

  • “Where Vulnerability Meets Power: – protecting children during conflicts and humanitarian disasters” at the British Psychological Society Offices, 16 October 2017, London, United Kingdom

    Our Director, Charu Lata Hogg spoke about the vulnerabilities of boys to sexual violence in situations of conflict and displacement. This symposium brought together humanitarians, psychologists, criminologists and child safeguarding specialists to explore the nature and causes of abuse to children during emergencies, and to show how those entrusted with protecting children can turn into abusers. The symposia will also look for solutions in terms of the systems, procedures and support required to ensure that children can be kept safe.

  • Launch of All Survivors Project’s report ‘Legacies and Lessons: Sexual Violence against men and boys in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Sri Lanka’ at Chatham House, 16 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

    The panel also discussed local and international efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. How can international and local communities hold perpetrators accountable? What structures are in place to help support victims of sexual violence across the world? And, if gender norms which trigger sexual violence against women in conflict also apply to men, why then do international frameworks on sexual violence only seem to apply to women?

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  • Workshop on CAAC-WPS, 20-21 April 2017, Berlin, Germany

    Our Director Charu Hogg presented research on sexual and gender based violence against boys and men in Sri Lanka and Bosnia at the Workshop on Children and Armed Conflict & Women, Peace and Security (CAAC-WPS) which was held in Berlin on the 20-21 April 2017 at the Federal Foreign Office.

  • Panel Discussion on “Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys”, 23 March 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

    CERAH Geneve, Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00

     

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  • “Sexual Violence can strike Anyone” at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations, 15 March 2017, New York, United States

    Wednesday 15th March (3.00pm to 4.15pm) at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations (245 East 47th Street, 36th floor). Event organised by the All Survivors Project, the Permanent Missions of Spain and Liechtenstein, and cosponsored by the Permanent Mission of Switzerland and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict.