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  • Brief compendium on conflict-related sexual violence against LGBT people in Colombia, 25 May 2020

    Produced jointly with national organisations Caribe Afirmativo and Colombia Diversa on the occasion of the National Day for the Dignity of Victims of Sexual Violence, this brief compendium summarises what is known about this form of violence based on prejudice.

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  • All Survivors Project’s submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice, May 2020

    All Survivors Project’s submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice on gender perspective in transitional justice processes, May 2020.

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  • Infographic on conflict-related sexual violence against LGBT people in Colombia, 17 May 2020

    Produced jointly with national organisations Caribe Afirmativo and Colombia Diversa on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, this infographic highlights some key aspects of this systematic form of prejudice-based violence perpetrated by paramilitaries, FARC-EP and public forces against LGBT people in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia.

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  • “Male and LGBT+ survivors of conflict-related sexual violence – a need for urgent research, policy and action”, Openly, 15 April 2020

    There is a critical need for research into how to help male and LGBT+ survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.

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  • Covid-19 update: ASP calls for a rights-respecting response, 23 March 2020

    As the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, All Survivors Project (ASP) would like to keep our partners and friends updated on the measures we are taking to continue our work to uphold human rights by building a world where everyone is protected against conflict- related sexual violence and all survivors have access to care, support and justice.

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  • All Survivors Project’s submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, 128th Session, February 2020

    All Survivors Project’s submission to the UN Human Rights Committee (CCPR), 128th Session, 2-27 March 2020 on the Central African Republic.

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  • All Survivors Project’s submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, 128th Session, January 2020

    All Survivors Project’s submission to the UN Human Rights Committee (CCPR), 128th Session, 2-27 March 2020 on Kenya.

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  • All Survivors Project’s submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, 128th Session, January 2020

    All Survivors Project’s submission to the UN Human Rights Committee (CCPR), 128th Session, 2-27 March 2020 on Sri Lanka.

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  • Interview ‘”We know little, too little”: Mental health of male survivors of sexual violence in Afghanistan’, 10 October 2019

    All Survivors Project (ASP) has recently conducted research on sexual violence against men and boys in Afghanistan, which shows that serious mental health needs of survivors remain unaddressed. Today, on World Mental Health Day we ask Dr Pete Ventevogel, UNHCR Senior Mental Health Officer, his view on challenges to researching and responding to mental health needs of male survivors of sexual violence in conflict and displacement settings.

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  • Side-event “Responding to sexual violence in the context of detention”, 8 October 2019, Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York, United States

    This event was co-hosted by All Survivors Project (ASP), the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Conflict-related Sexual Violence, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN, the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Peru to the UN and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN.

    Panellists included H.E. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen (Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations)
, H.E. Ms. Pramila Patten (Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict)
, H.E. Ms. Virginia Gamba (Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict
), Mr. Omar Alshogre (TED speaker and survivor of torture)
, and Ms. Charu Lata Hogg (Founder Director, ASP). H.E. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, moderated the discussion.

  • Annual Project platform of the Association of Liechtenstein Charitable Foundations and Trusts (VLGST), 1 October 2019, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

    On 1st October, Charu Lata Hogg, ASP’s Executive Director, and Philipp Wanger, member of the Board of Trustees, participated in the third instalment of VLGST’s project platform along with other four member organisations to promote exchange within the philanthropy sector. Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein held the event’s keynote speech.

  • NATO Annual Child Protection Focal Point Training, 24-25 July 2019

    On 24th July, All Survivors Project (ASP) Executive Director participated in NATO’S annual Child Protection Focal Point Training hosted by the Allied Joint Forces Command Naples -JFCNP where more than 60 officers, civilians and experts from across NATO and the International Community came together. ASP delivered a sensitisation training on sexual violence against boys in a panel alongside Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict and other experts.

  • Expert Meeting on International Fund for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence, OIM Headquarters, 14 June 2019

    On 14th June, during the Reparations Week in Geneva, All Survivors Project (ASP) Executive Director participated in expert discussions on various issues relevant for operationalizing Global Fund for Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.

  • Open Global Rights (OGR) Webinar on “Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict”, 5 June 2019

    On 5th June, Charu Lata Hogg of the All Survivors Project (ASP) and Sophie Sutrich of International Committee of the Red Cross participated in OGR’s 60-minute webinar on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys.

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  • Save the Children Centenary Symposium “See Me Safe”, 7 May 2019, Church House Westminster, London, United Kingdom

    On 7th May, All Survivors Project (ASP) Executive Director participated in a one-day symposium hosted by Save the Children and Chatham House which brought together experts, policymakers, academics, philanthropists and business leaders to identify practical solutions to protect children in conflict and rebuild their lives. ASP participated in the panel on ‘Justice for children in conflict’ which explored the public perception of conflict and the role of the media.

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  • All Survivors Project’s submission for UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, July 2019

    All Survivors Project (ASP) makes this submission to the United Nations member states in advance of the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) which will take place on 2nd August 2019.

    This submission highlights the importance of implementing gender and age specific responses to address sexual violence against children in armed conflict. Consequently, ASP calls upon UN member states to take steps towards legal reform, monitoring and documentation, and improving responses and support services.

     

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  • “UN resolution acknowledges hidden victims of sexual violence in conflict—men and boys”, OGR, 19 June 2019

    On occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19, 2019, All Survivors Project’s Executive Director discusses the implications of UN resolution 2467.
    Article also available in Spanish.
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  • UN Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Resolution 2467, 23 April 2019

    All Survivors Project (ASP) welcomes the passage of the ninth Women, Peace and Security resolution, UN Security Council Resolution 2467 which introduces new language on a survivor centred approach, reinforces the call for accountability by  strengthening efforts for monitoring and documentation, including by gathering sex-disaggregated data, calls for services to be available to all survivors including men and boys (OP28) and recognises the specific targeting of men and boys in conflict and post conflict settings urging appropriate responses for male survivors including through monitoring (OP32). 

    While welcoming this long overdue recognition of male vulnerability, ASP deeply regrets the omission of an explicit reference to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. ASP is an independent, impartial organisation that conducts research and advocacy and facilitates inter-disciplinary dialogue and learning to improve global responses for every victim/survivor or sexual violence including men and boys in situations of armed conflict and forced displacement. ASP advocates to ensure that increased attention on the issue of male survivors does not detract from, jeopardise the safety of, or otherwise have negative implications for responses for women and girls who are disproportionately affected by sexual violence in situations of conflict. 

     ASP welcomes the increased attention on the issue of sexual violence against men and boys at the Security Council Open Debate—of the 89 briefers at the Open Debate, 36 acknowledged the issue of sexual violence against men and boys marking a 10 % spike from 2017. The 2019 Conflict Related Sexual Violence Report of the Secretary General also showed that monitoring and documentation of CRSV against men and boys by the UN has also shown an increase, from five countries in the 2017 Annual Report to eleven in 2019.

    With only 8 briefers referencing the vulnerability of members of the LGBTI community to sexual violence on account of their sexual orientation and gender identity, the issue was barely recognised despite the knowledge that targeting on the basis of SOGIESC often manifests itself as sexual violence in situations of armed conflict.

    This Open Debate and Security Council Resolution constitutes an important step towards greater recognition of the issue of male sexual victimisation. However, greater and more sustained efforts are needed to ensure that responses to conflict-related sexual violence are inclusive, competent and specific and respond to the needs of all survivors of sexual violence.

     Full analysis here.

  • 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.