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Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura
Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
- Read the Special Representative's prepared remarks here
Nobel Laureate Jody Williams - Violence Against Women: The Continuum
Chair, Nobel Women's Initiative & Co-chair, International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict
Dr. Octaviano Canuto dos Santos Filho
Vice President and Head of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank
Ms. Patricia Sellers J.D. - Lubanga: Shifting Paradigms of Humanitarian Law
Special Advisor on International Criminal Law Prosecution Strategies
International Criminal Court, The Netherlands
Ambassador Donald Steinberg
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Panel One: International Responses to Sexual Violence
This panel critically discussed the existing global frameworks for addressing sexual violence in conflict and post conflict.
Panel Two: National Responses to Sexual Violence
This panel addressed the existing national frameworks for addressing sexual violence in conflict and post conflict.
Panel Three: Perpetrating Sexual Violence
This panel examined different explanations of the perpetration of sexual violence in armed conflict. Political, strategic, socio-psychological and historical perspectives were addressed.
Panel Four: Surviving Sexual Violence
This panel focused on victim-survivors of sexual violence in armed conflict, and discussed the ambiguity of victimhood.
Panel Five: Security from Sexual Violence
This panel addressed the idea of a global responsibility to protect individuals from conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence in particular, and critically discussed existing practices.
Panel Six: Methodological Challenges and Opportunities
This panel explored questions surrounding data-collection and how to generate good qualitative and quantitative data on sexual violence in armed conflict.