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COVID-19 - Support the survivors of the SEMA Global Network

In this context, HRH the Grand Duchess, through Stand Speak Rise Up!, decided to help survivors in countries with fragile health care system by donating to the Mukwege Foundation in favor of the SEMA survivor network. You can support too!

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Professor Muhammad Yunus' manifesto "No Going Back"

Professor Muhammad Yunus recently released the manifesto "No Going Back" disclosing how post-corona recovery must be driven by social consciousness. Read HRH the Grand Duchess' tribute to the Professor Yunus.

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Interview of M. Frédéric Tissot, lecturer, doctor and former Consul General of France in Erbil

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of M. Frédéric Tissot, lecturer, doctor and former Consul General of France in Erbil. He insists on the role of educating little boys and men to eradicate violence against women and teach "positive masculinity".

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Interview of Pr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of Pr. Muhammad Yunus, member of the Board of Stand Speak Rise Up!. Pr. Yunus explains how solidarity and justice are essential in the fight against sexual violence in fragile environments.

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Interview of M. Charles Margue, Sociologist and member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of M. Charles Margue, Sociologist and member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies. In this video, M. Charles Margue underlines the crucial role of education in the fight against sexual violence

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Interview of Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, Former president of the Republic of Kosovo

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, former president of the Republic of Kosovo. In this video, she presents the association Stand Speak Rise Up! as a real platform for exchange and support in survivors' reconstruction.

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International Women's Day - The Grand Duchess' message

The Grand Duchess is sharing her beliefs on the International Women's Day. Read the message on Her official website (in French).

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Interview of Dr. Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2018

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of Dr. Mukwege, the man who lifts the veil on the taboo of sexual violence and breaks the silence to end this scourge which he has been fighting for since 1999 by taking care of 50,000 women and children

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Interview of M. Hugues Dewavrin, La Guilde du Raid

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of M. Hugues Dewavrin explaining how he helps survivors to reconstruct themselves by offering an access to culture with the construction of cinemas and the renovation of museums.

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Video of the Grand Duchess' engagement in favor of women's rights

Watch the video highlighting the Grand Duchess' engagement in favor of women's rights through several initiatives like her humanitarian trips or the Stand Speak Rise Up! forum and association.

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ENGIE foundation board lunch - Press Release

The Grand Duchess was invited as a guest of honour at the annual lunch of the ENGIE foundation, a key partner of the Stand Speak Rise Up! association

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Interview of Mrs. Céline Bardet, We Are NOT Weapons of War

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of Mrs. Céline Bardet. She is a lawyer specializing in war crimes and international crimes. She denounces through her association the lack of judicial response and accessible services in the field to help victims

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Gema 4's concert for Stand Speak Rise Up! at the Abbaye de Neumünster

We thank the public for supporting us in this fight. Thanks to the participants and organizers who put their talent and energy to the cause as well as to the sponsors.

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Interview of Mrs. Chékéba Hachemi, Treasurer

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of Mrs. Chékéba Hachemi underlining the importance of teamwork and the determination that unite the members of the Board of Directors of Stand Speak Rise Up!

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Interview of M. Stéphane Bern, General Secretary

Watch the INTERVIEW-FOCUS of M. Stéphane Bern in which he explains his commitment towards HRH the Grand Duchess.

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Interview of HRH the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Watch the first video of our new INTERVIEW-FOCUS series.

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HRH the Grand Duchess interview for the magazine "Point de Vue"

HRH the Grand Duchess talks about her commitment towards women and discusses the launch of her non-profit association Stand Speak Rise Up!

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Video - Stand Speak Rise Up! first board meeting

Watch the video of the first Stand Speak Rise Up! working meeting

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Press Release (FR) - Stand Speak Rise Up! first working meeting

The association’s board of directors met for the first time on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of November to work on the projects linked to Stand Speak Rise Up!.

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Press Release (EN) - Stand Speak Rise Up! first working meeting

The association’s board of directors met for the first time on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of November to work on the projects linked to Stand Speak Rise Up!.

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Official launch of the Stand Speak Rise Up! organization

Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess is delighted to announce the launch of the “Stand Speak Rise Up!” organization.

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We all must be hummingbirds in front of a forest on fire.

Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess gave a pertinent speech on her own convictions and the concrete actions to be taken to end the inequalities of which women have been victims for too long. Listen to the key moments of the speech here.

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The "Stand Speak Rise Up!" white paper is now available.

Download it now!

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The Call to Action of Stand Speak Rise Up!

We call on citizens of goodwill – who refuse to allow the bodies of women, children and men to be used as battlefields – to look into the hearts of survivors and open their own to action.

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The Appeal of HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

If we cannot end war, let us at least end rape as a weapon.

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I STAND UP with survivors, will you too? #standspeakriseup

Show us your photos and videos standing up with survivors on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The time is now to recognise, acknowledge and support survivors of sexual violence in fragile environments.

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Survivors Are Crucial to Ending Rape as a Weapon of War

Read an article by Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Maria Teresa, for Global Citizen.

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RTL Radio interview with HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and Céline Bardet

Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and Céline Bardet, Founder of We Are NOT Weapons of War sit down with RTL Radio to talk about the importance of survivor-led initiatives and the fight to end rape as a weapon.

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Maria Teresa and Marguerite Barankitse, Worlds Apart, Help Victims of Rape

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La Grande-​​Duchesse raconte son combat

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La Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa : «Cela me prend aux tripes»

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Denis Mukwege : « Le viol est une arme absolue »

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Grand Duchess Launches Conference on Sexual Violence as a Weapon

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Présentation du forum international "Stand Speak Rise Up!" : 26 et 27 mars 2019 à Luxembourg

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Discours du lauréat du Prix Nobel de la Paix 2018 Denis Mukwege

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Céline Bardet: "The scourge of rape in conflict is a threat to peace"

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« Le viol de guerre est une bombe à déflagration »

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« L'indignation ne suffit pas »

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Un front commun contre le viol de guerre

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« Briser un tabou, dire et traiter le crime »

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