August 6, 2015
This webinar has ended. A full recording and access to the presentations is available through the More Information link below. Erin R. Kelly's presentation may also be found on the SAFE Website under Resources.
The UN Secretary-General has called violence against women and girls a global “pandemic.” The creation of the UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, as well as recent concern over increasing rates of child marriage amongst Syrian refugees and trafficking of girls after the earthquake in Nepal, are all examples of how this has become a priority area for improving response to humanitarian crises. But has this increasing attention so far translated into any changes on the ground?
This consultation event will be an opportunity to take stock of what has been done to date, to highlight good practices, and to help clarify the recommendations that should be submitted to the World Humanitarian Summit.
The event focused on the following questions:
Sexual violence against men and boys in crisis situations may not either be adequately addressed. However, as the factors involved are not always the same, this event will focus on the issue of violence against women and girls, and we hope to organize a separate event on this topic at a later date.