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Transitional Justice: Rehabilitation of women victims of conflict-related sexual violence

Human Rights
Date: Tuesday, 04 June 2019 18:30 - 21:00

Venue: Press Club Brussels Europe

YPFP Brussels is delighted to invite you to an engaging discussion with Ms. Dagmar Schumacher, director of the UN Women Brussels office, on the role truth commissions and reparations programs have in the rehabilitation of women victims of conflict-related sexual violence during transitional settings. UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide


Ms. Dagmar Schumacher will be joined by Elisa Novic, transitional justice expert at Avocats Sans Frontierès, an international NGO with field offices in conflict zones specialised in supporting justice for victims of human rights violations, including women suffering from sexual violence abuses. Other speakers will be announced shortly.

Transitional justice refers to a set of judicial and non-judicial mechanisms that societies transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy and from armed conflict to peace may use to cope with the massive and systematic human rights violations committed in the past. Truth commissions and reparations are examples of transitional justice mechanisms employed to repair the mistakes of the past and to provide the rehabilitation of victims. Women are a category of victims who have suffered human rights violations among which conflict-related sexual violence being one of the most widespread forms. Against this background, some truth commissions have tried to address the issue of conflict-related sexual violence against women and to design reparations programs for the physical, material, psychological and social rehabilitation of this type of victims.

 

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  • Tuesday, 04 June 2019 18:30 - 21:00

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