On the International Day for the Elimination of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, NATO hosted a digital dialogue on Friday (19 June 2020) to address the prevention and response to the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war.
The event brought together recognized leaders; human rights and women rights experts and advocates; representatives from national governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.
Speakers included Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Maria Teresa, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador, Nadia Murad, and experts from the Mukwege Foundation, the Refugee Law Project, Medica Zenica, and Nadia’s Initiative.
« We refuse to believe that sexual violence is inevitable, inseparable from war or that it is collateral damage. Inaction is not an option. » HRH the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg