February 11, 2019 @ 12:30 – February 11, 2019 @ 13:30
Auditorium Jacques Freymond
132 rue de Lausanne
in Geneva 1202

Gender based violence takes various forms, be it in conflict settings, where it serves as a weapon of war, or in 'peaceful' countries.

Join us to debate about cultural practices in Kyrgyzstan, and sexual violence in conflict situations.



  • Sophie Sutrich, Institutional Lead on Sexual Violence, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Sophie will speak about the practical aspects of addressing sexual violence in conflict settings. This will include a short overview of the nature of sexual violence in armed conflicts, its causes, constituents and consequences, and will focus on challenges as well as best practices of prevention and response.
  • Elena Kim, Associate Professor and Head of Social Sciences Division, American University of Central Asia (AUCA) - Elena will present the practice of bride kidnapping in Central Asia, illustrating how human insecurities work to incite violence in gendered ways and structure gender relations.


More information and registration here.