This Human Rights Council session, we teamed up with Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) to hold a side event on preventing sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday.

Preventing Sexual Violence in DRC flyer with picture of DRC woman, title of event and room and time

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Prevention is Key

Building on the work of the high level panel that took place today at the Human Rights Council, we will enrich the conversation by focusing on a preventive approach to this heinous crime.

Like stated in our background paper, we believe we need to focus on the multiple factors that contribute to sexual violence, moving from a narrow conflict-related approach to a broader one that considers the socio-economic context, gender inequality and arms flow that characterises DRC. This emphasis is a core aspect of WILPF DRC‘s work.

Come join us at our event!

The panel will take place Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:00 in Room XXIII at Palais des Nations.

The speakers will be:

  • Ms Delphine Brun from GenCap
  • Ms Julienne Lusenge, vice-president of WILPF DRC
  • Dr Mariangela Simao, UNAIDS

The moderator will be Ms Nyaradzahi Gumbonzvanda from World YWCA.

Also, Ms. Geneviève Inagosi, Minister of Gender, Family and Children and Ms. Wivine Mumba Matipa, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the DRC will be giving opening remarks. The ambassador of Portugal will also make a few remarks.

We hope you will be able to participate, and stay tuned for a post recounting the event!

Download our flyer.

Read our Background Paper on Sexual Violence in DRC.

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