Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: National and International Strategies

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


Sexual violence during conflict and periods of repression is a problem of enormous magnitude in every region of the globe. While certainly not exclusive to Africa, sexual violence has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the continent, including Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. This half-day conference will address the challenges women face in conflict and post-conflict settings, as well as the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in times of conflict, mass violence, or repression. The event will feature a keynote address; a panel discussion on the prosecution of SGBV by international and hybrid tribunals, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the International Criminal Court; and a panel examining SGBV in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Presented by the War Crimes Research Office, the Women and International Law Program, and the Royal Netherlands Embassy





WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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