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  • CERAH Short course sexual violence in humanitarian contexts, 19 March 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

    CERAH’s intensive one-week course gives emergency program managers the critical analysis and practical tools they need to design, implement and evaluate multidisciplinary programs to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Charu Lata Hogg, ASP Executive Director, covered the topic on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys.

  • UNHCR Side-event of the 74th Standing Committee “Sexual violence against men and boys in humanitarian crises”, 6 March 2019, Palais des Nations Room XII, Geneva, Switzerland

    Panellists included Ambassador Hans Brattskar, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations at Geneva; Ms. Charu Late Hogg, Executive Director, All Survivors Project; Mr. Arne Næss-Holm, Director of International Programmes, Norwegian Church Aid; and Mr. Anthony Keedi, Masculinities Technical Advisor, ABAAD, Lebanon. Discussions revolved around the prevalence of sexual violence against men and boys, how best to address their specific needs, and highlight measures to prevent and mitigate the risks of sexual violence. Drawing on their experience, the panellists provided insights into the situation of male survivors and describe how to help galvanize support for a better, more holistic response.
  • International Workshop on improving responses for male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, 5 March 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

    In this one-day workshop, All Survivors Project (ASP) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) presented the preliminary results of a realist literature review to develop evidence for direct service interventions for men, boys and LGBT+ survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). The workshop brought together 15 international humanitarian, human rights, policy experts, and donors, as well as gender, health, protection and child protection experts working in Afghanistan, Central African Republic (CAR) and Turkey.

  • Launch event “Individuals in Conflict: Agency, Rights, and The Changing Character Of War,” by St Antony’s International Review (STAIR), 28 February 2019, Oxford, United Kingdom

    The speakers of the launch event included Charu Lata Hogg (Executive Director of All Survivors Project), Jelke Boesten (Gender and Development Department of International Development, King’s College London) and Barbara Jackson (Humanitarian Affairs Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross in the UK and Ireland). The panel discussion marked the launch of the new STAIR edition (Vol. 14 No. 2) which features an article by Charu Lata Hogg. It also includes articles and interviews from scholars and practitioners working on topics such as feminist foreign policy, refugee studies, and male-targeted sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Workshop on Women, Peace and Security: Strengthening the agenda against Conflict-related sexual violence, 21-22 February 2019, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany

    All Survivors Project (ASP) participated in this event which continued a series of annual workshops for Security Council members organized by the Federal Foreign Office. It provided a platform to address challenges and opportunities in implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and to discuss recent developments and share lessons learned and best practices. The workshop brought together members of the Security Council, members of the Groups of Friends on Women, Peace and Security, as well as NGOs, academics, field practitioners and policy experts from the UN system and from regional organizations.

  • ASP Training “Conducting ethical and safe research on sexual violence against men and boys in Afghanistan”, 5-7 February 2019, Kabul, Afghanistan

    All Survivors Project (ASP) conducted a training focusing on ethical and safety considerations for various stages of the research process on sexual violence against men and boys in Afghanistan. It was designed to complement and add to ASP ethical guidelines and other existing international professional standards and guidelines governing research and documentation more broadly on sexual violence while adapting many of the recommendations for use with men and boys in Afghanistan. The training also aimed at pushing the debate beyond the mere need to comply with established principles, and to stimulate critical reflection on all aspects of research on CRSV.

  • Seminar on Men and Gender-based Violence (GBV), 1 February 2019, Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Norway

    On February 1st 2019, Norwegian Church Aid in partnership with Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nobel Peace Center organized a half day seminar focused on men and GBV to raise awareness of the need to provide tailored support for male survivors and engage with men in the effort to prevent GBV. Colleen Dockerty, ASP Lead Researcher on Syria and Turkey, presented findings from ASP’s report ‘Destroyed from within’.

    Watch panel discussion here.

  • PSVI Film Festival – Fighting Stigma Through Film at the British Film Institute, 23-24 November 2018, London, United Kingdom

    On November 23-24, 2018, the UK Foreign Office Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) organised a two day festival in London aimed to harness the power of film and cinema to help fight the discrimination so often faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict. Thirty eight films and documentaries from around the world were screened- sharing stories of survivors and the inspiring people working alongside them.

    Two of ASP’s documentaries were screened: “Hidden crisis in CAR”, and “No one cares about them”. In addition, ASP ran a stall to raise awareness of conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys.

    The event was supported by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy. The event provided the ASP team an opportunity to make some useful contacts in the world of film, media, governments, donors and the UN.

  • Workshop “All Survivors Project’s research on Sexual violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey: Findings and way forward in improving the response”, 21 November 2018, Gaziantep, Turkey

    ASP’s research on Syria and Turkey conducted between September 2017 and July 2018 shows that sexual violence against men and boys in Syria seems more prevalent than has previously been documented.  This workshop aimed to share ASP’s research findings and open up an exchange of views, concerns and good practices as well as to facilitate a reflective and critical look into existing responses to help build effective and workable solutions from a survivor/victim-centred perspective.

  • “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?

    Listen to the podcast.

  • 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.

    More info

  • 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.

    See Workshop Report

  • 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.