After the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict — Now what?

This Summit is just the beginning. We must apply the lessons we have learned and move from condemnation to concrete action. We must all live up to the commitments we have made. Having come together we must move forward with a collective responsibility, showing leadership at all levels on ending sexual violence in conflict. Chair’s … Continue reading After the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict — Now what?

Network Member Post: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is over: What you can do now

Cross-posted from WPSN-C member World Federalist Movement - Canada TakeAction for June 2014. This week in London, from June 10 to 13,  there has been the largest gathering ever on the issue of sexual violence in conflict. The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, co-chaired by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina … Continue reading Network Member Post: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is over: What you can do now

P is for Preventing Conflict Sexual Violence…. Or is it?

by Doris Buss The UK Government is throwing the largest, global party on ending conflict sexual violence in London, and the guest list is impressive with, according to the latest publicity, “113 countries, 70 ministers, and over 950 registered experts” in attendance, not to mention Angelina Jolie and other celebs. I’ve been thinking about parties … Continue reading P is for Preventing Conflict Sexual Violence…. Or is it?

Time To Act: Yasmin Sooka Exposes Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

Three women at the opening of the Kataragama Festival, Sri Lanka’s largest interfaith gathering. Photo Credit: Brett Davies. On May 8, members of the WPSN-C and local civil society organizations met with Yasmin Sooka in Ottawa to discuss her latest publication “An Unfinished War: Torture and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka (2009 to 2014)”. A … Continue reading Time To Act: Yasmin Sooka Exposes Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

TAKE ACTION: Use Social Media to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

In less than two weeks, world leaders, activists, academics, journalists and survivors of sexual violence in conflict will gather in the UK for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. This event marks the largest gathering on the issue to date, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for the Canadian government to take leadership in … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: Use Social Media to End Sexual Violence in Conflict