The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of South Korea announced that on November 24, 2020, it will host the second international conference on ‘Action with Women and Peace' (AWP), an initiative dedicated to the global discussion on women's and girls' rights, preventing gender-based violence, and peacebuilding.
Held virtually due to COVID-19, this year’s conference has the theme of “ending sexual violence in conflict: ensuring a survivor-centered approach”. The sessions include topics on the COVID-19 crisis and conflict-related sexual violence, the necessary efforts and potential challenges in ensuring a survivor-centered approach, and perspectives from young people.
The AWP initiative was announced in 2018 with the main goals of implementing international development projects and holding international conferences annually on the topic of gender-based violence in conflict. The first conference was held in 2019 with the theme of “global partnership to combat sexual violence in conflict”.