Welcome to the First Digital Dialogue
Sexual violence is a widespread and chronic issue in conflicts around the world. National efforts to address impunity for conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) have led to progress and faced challenges. This event celebrates the launch of a Special Issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice on Progress and Challenges of National Efforts to Address Impunity for Sexual Violence, created in collaboration with the UN Team of Experts, and marks the start of a series of webinars the Digital Dialogue Series. Scholars, practitioners, and policymakers will discuss national accountability efforts in relation to CRSV and set the stage for the webinar series, seeking to move the conversation forward and identify future steps to address the biggest challenges in the fight against impunity for CRSV at the national level.
The first Digital Dialogue will be launched with a framing statement by the Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten. The first Digital Dialogue will be chaired by the Team Leader of the UN Team of Experts, Ms. Chloe Marnay-Baszanger. Panelists will include Mr. Guido Acquaviva, Ms. Kim Thuy Seelinger, Ms. Karen Naimer and Mr. Daniele Perissi. Ms. Margot Wallström, former Minister for Foreign Affairs for Sweden and former Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, will give the closing remarks.