Public Symposium on Preventing Conflict Related Sexual Violence: From Theory to Practice 

This event is jointly sponsored with the Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice.

This Symposium aims to address pressing questions pertaining to conflict-related sexual violence and its prevention.

- How should we understand the prevention of sexual violence?

- What  types of  armed  actors invest  in  restraint  and  discipline, and  why?

- How  can  the  international  community  influence  the behaviour  of  those actors in wartime,  and  in  post-conflict  peacetime?

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, intends to open up the discussion of these questions. The panellists are researchers and policy practitioners who work on issues of gender, sexual violence and armed group behaviour in conflict-affected settings. The event is free and open to all.