South Korea holds first annual international conference on addressing sexual violence in conflict

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea held its first international conference on 'Action with Women and Peace', on a global partnership to combat sexual violence in conflict. This conference brought together experts on sexual violence in conflict from governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, and academia. Attendees included 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, the foreign minister of Indonesia, and a special representative of the UN secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict.

Held over two days, the conference discussed the current status and global norms of sexual violence in conflict. The conference concluded by calling for global action to ensure survivor-centered approaches to eradication of sexual violence in conflict, to judicial justice, reparations, and global partnership.

Press release – MOFA (in Korean)

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