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Panel Discussion: The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War

  • Conference Room 2, United Nations Secretariat Building (New York) United Nations Plaza New York, NY United States (map)

The panel discussion will be held to commemorate the official observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict entitled "The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War" co-hosted by the Office of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and the Government of the United Kingdom.  

The event will include reflections on how the lessons of history can be applied to contemporary conflict and post-conflict societies, in which women and children released from armed and violent extremist groups struggle to reintegrate into their families and communities. It will consider strategies such as enlisting religious and traditional leaders to help change harmful social norms and dispel the perception that these children and their mothers were complicit in the crimes committed by their captors. (The event will be conducted in English).

RSVP ciara.butterfield@un.org

Follow the conversation on social media #EndRapeinWar
For more information, please see flyer and programme