Successful Symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post Conflict Settings

The Missing Peace Symposium 2013

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18 February 2013

Successful Symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post Conflict Settings

On 14-16 February 2013, partners of the Missing Peace Initiative together with Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America convened a group of expert scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors for the first Missing Peace Symposium on preventing conflict-related sexual violence. 

At the symposium, which took place at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) in Washington DC, participants examined the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, identified gaps in knowledge and reporting, and explored how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence.

Read more about the Missing Peace Symposium 2013 here

To mark the first Missing Peace Symposium, a special report entitled 'Wartime Sexual Violence: Misconceptions, Implications, and Ways Forward' was developed by Dara Kay Cohen, Amelia Hoover Green, and Elisabeth Jean Wood, and launched at the symposium. Read the special report here.

Also for the occassion of the first Missing Peace Symposium, the following PRIO Policy Briefs on sexual violence were published: 

The Missing Peace Initiative was established in 2013 as a collaborative project of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and Women In International Security (WIIS). The Initiative brings together scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors to examine the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, identify gaps in knowledge and reporting, and explore how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence.