The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, will hold a webinar on November 23 titled “Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings.” The event is free and open to the public.
At the event, you’ll hear from a panel of global experts about gender and international humanitarian law, including the growing attention to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) under international law. Discussion will highlight key findings of the Center’s recently released publication, Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings: Examining the Role and Relationship of Diverse Branches of International Law.
“Human rights are not suspended in times of crisis; in fact, it is when human rights are probably most needed,” said Christina Zampas, Associate Director for Global Advocacy at the Center.
Speakers will cover the continuing gaps in services and accountability and the potential role international human rights law can play in ensuring protection for the wider umbrella of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), both generally speaking and in the context of a particular refugee settlement; and ways to hold non-state actors, including armed groups, accountable under the various branches of international law.
The panel discussion will be translated simultaneously from English to French and Spanish.
Nicole Bourbonnais of The Graduate Institute, Geneva, will moderate the panel, with speakers including:
- Vanessa Murphy, International Committee of the Red Cross
- Christina Zampas, Center for Reproductive Rights
- Sara Hossain, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
- Andrew Clapham, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
- “Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings”
- Tuesday, November 23 @ 18:30 – 20:00 CET/ 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST
- Register here.
The Center is organizing this event with the Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, which produces transformative research that questions gendered power relations in development and international relations.