From past conflicts in Vietnam and Bosnia and Herzegovina to today’s conflicts in Ukraine, Ethiopia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Myanmar, state and nonstate actors have used sexual violence to intimidate and terrorize populations. What is missing from policy, research and practice to deter conflict-related sexual violence, mitigate ongoing harms, and heal from the intergenerational impacts? What are the implications for peace and global security when action falls short? These are among the questions at the forefront of the Missing Peace Initiative.
This symposium will bring together more than 140 leading researchers from diverse disciplines, survivors of different conflicts, practitioners, and policymakers to advance a multi-pronged approach to ending the atrocity of conflict-related sexual violence.
Join United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Washington University in St. Louis, and Women in International Security via livestream for the plenary sessions of the 10th anniversary Missing Peace Global Symposium. This symposium will bring together more than 140 leading researchers from diverse disciplines, survivors of different conflicts, practitioners, and policymakers to advance a multi-pronged approach to ending the atrocity of conflict-related sexual violence.
PRIO researchers will contribute in different panels throughout the conference, including PRIO Deputy Director and Director of the PRIO Centre on GPS Torunn L. Tryggestad, and Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk and Senior Researcher Ragnhild Nordås.
The conference is organized along three main tracks defining the focus of each day of discussions. Day one: Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: A decade of Research, Policy and Practice. Day two: Looking Ahead: New Approaches and Breaking Down Silos for Impact. Day three: Next Steps for Research and collaboration. To see the full program, click here.
The conference will be livestreamed. To follow the event online please register through this link. Recording of the event will be available through the same link later.
Take part in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #USIPWomenPeaceSecurity and #MissingPeaceInitative.