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Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict: An integrated approach

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In partnership with the UK Gender Action for Peace and Security Network and Women for Women International 

  • 31 October 2016
  • Speakers: Baroness Anelay, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Antoinette Uwimana
  • Chair: Christine Chinkin
  • #EndSVC

On the 16thanniversary of the UN Security Council’s women, peace and security agenda, one year since the High Level Review of its progress, and six months since the report of the House of Lords select committee and the Government’s response, this panel will bring together expertise, experience and evidence on ending sexual violence in conflict.

The UK’s National Action Plan on women, peace and security will be renewed in 2017. Reflecting on progress since the High Level Review and recommendations from the select committee, how might the next National Action Plan differ? Can efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict be more effectively integrated into wider commitments on women, peace and security? 


The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, is Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict. Read more

Brita Fernandez Schmidt is Executive Director of Women for Women International UK. Read more

Antoinette Uwimana is the Country Director for Women for Women International – Rwanda, where she manages programmes that have served more than 73,000 women since 1997. Read more

Christine Chinkin (chair) is Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. 

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