On 26 and 27 March, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg organised the Stand Speak Rise Up! international forum in Luxembourg to put an end to wartime sexual violence, in collaboration with the Dr Mukwege Foundation and the NGO We are NOT Weapons of War. It was from this forum that Stand Speak Rise Up! was born.
This conference brought together, for the first time, more than 50 Survivors who came to testify, key players from the international community in the fight against sexual violence, and numerous representatives from national and international organisations. Three Nobel Peace Prize winners, Dr Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad and Professor Muhammad Yunus, joined the Grand Duchess’ initiative.