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Free Public Events At The Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict


There will be three days of public events taking place at the ExCel Centre in London between 10 – 12 June as part of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict


Published on 23 May 2014



by The Rt Hon William Hague MP

(WireNews)

London, England

Join UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, and Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Global Summit and take a stand against sexual violence in conflict. It is #TimeToAct.

Highlights of the Summit Fringe programme are below.

There will be over 150 events taking place in the Summit Fringe, including the UK premiere of Charming Baker’s sculptural work ‘Faith’s Leap’; a silent cinema featuring over 30 films and shorts plus lots more interactive events.

Tuesday 10 June

Liberian Girl

(Theatre)

A dramatised presentation by the Royal Court Theatre of ‘Liberian Girl’ written by Diana Nneka Atuona (winner of the Alfred Fagon Award for Playwriting 2014).

Mock trial

(Performance)

Serene Communications will perform a mock trial of the Women, Peace and Security UN Resolution with defence, prosecution and a presiding judge. Women from conflict zones will act as witnesses with the audience playing the role of the jury.

Hackathon

(Technical challenge)

Groups of developers compete over three days to produce tools or apps which can support the four aims of the summit. This event is co-hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in London.

To register to take part in the event, please go to http://endsvchack.com/.

Seeds of Hope

(Cinema)

Fiona Lloyd-Davies’ eye-opening film centred on one woman’s mission to help Congolese rape victims rebuild their lives.

Model UN

(Discussion)

Students from London International Model UN will take on the roles of the UN Security Council to discuss and amend a resolution on conflict-related sexual violence.

Return to Manhood

(Discussion)

A discussion on the importance of educating boys in the fight against sexual violence in conflict hosted by Return to Manhood.

Wednesday 11 June

The Whistleblower

(Cinema)

2010 film directed by Larysa Kondracki inspired by the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who was recruited as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999.

Katswe Sistahood

(Performance)

Katswe Sistahood, a young women’s organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe that works on sexual and reproductive health and rights, will use monologues, discussion and dance to provide important insights on young women and girls’ struggles in the face of conflict.

We Will Speak Out

(Discussion)

A debate on the role of faith in fighting sexual violence in conflict, bringing together faith leaders and communities.

Global Justice Centre

(Discussion)

A simulated post-conflict peace negotiation to highlight the challenges to, and importance, of women’s equal participation in post-conflict processes.

Thursday 12 June

Breaking the Silence

(Theatre)

An awareness raising play written by Bluewin for the women’s division of Human Rights Watch tackling the global issues that face millions of women today including sexual violence, rape as a war crime, trafficking, child marriage and domestic violence.

Even if we lose our lives

(Theatre)

‘Even if we lose our lives’ is a moving theatre performance that brings together the stories of 3 Afghan women; a teacher, a gynaecologist and a women who runs an organisation providing family mediation services.

Girl Be Heard Congo

(Performance)

Written and performed by girls aged 12-21, Girl Be Heard Congo showcases theatre, dance, music, monologues, poetry, and activism to raise awareness about discrimination and violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

BIRN

(Discussion)

A presentation dedicated to the topic of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

AB Colombia

(Discussion)

A discussion to explore the factors that have made women defenders and journalists so vulnerable to sexual violence attacks focusing on Colombia and Egypt.

(Please note that some content may not be suitable for under 16s.)

A full programme of public events will be published on the Summit website shortly. In the meantime, you can subscribe to email updates and follow the latest news on Facebook and Twitter

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will be the largest event ever held on this issue, with over 148 governments and international bodies represented, as well as NGOs and members of the military, medical and legal professions from around the world.

You can be a part of it.


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Posted 2014-05-23 12:58:00