“ We must do everything we can to fight and prevent sexual violence in fragile environments. The bodies of women and young girls are not battlegrounds. We cannot ignore this any longer. ”
Today, in at least 19 different countries, women’s bodies are used on a mass scale as weapons of war. More women are displaced by conflict, persecution and natural disaster, than ever before. There has never been so great a need to act.
Where there is inequality, someone stands up.
Where there is violence, someone speaks up.
Where there is hope, someone rises up.
Think, understand and act alongside survivors and visionary representatives of the international community. Design innovative, long-term prevention strategies that can be scaled for global impact.
Join us, because sexual violence is everyone’s problem.
On 26 - 27 March 2019, at the inaugural Stand Speak Rise Up! international conference in Luxembourg, HRH The Grand Duchess will convene leaders from the national and international community and from public, private, NGO, legal and academic sectors. This event will create a platform to connect stakeholders and survivors of sexual violence to build new partnerships, scale existing efforts, and identify innovative and lasting solutions.
Special Advisor, Foundation for Strategic Research
Founder and Medical Director, Panzi Hospital
Founder and Executive Director, Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims
@JJWangui - Feb 19
@MukwegeFound - Feb 19
The conference on 26-27 March will take place at:
European Convention Centre Luxembourg (ECCL)
4 Place de l'Europe
The Gala event on the evening of 26 March will take place at:
1 Place de l'Europe