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Launch of the Principles for Global Action on tackling the stigma of sexual violence

Lord Ahmad and UN Under Secretary General and Special Representative on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten hosted UN General Assembly week event.

Principles for Global Action cover page

During his visit to New York for UN General Assembly week the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, hosted an event to launch the Principles for Global Action on tackling the stigma of Sexual Violence.

Lord Ahmad and UN Under Secretary General and Special Representative on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten were joined by the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Presidential Adviser on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madame Jeanine Mabunda and Co-Founder of the Survivors Speak OUT network, Mr Kolbassia Haoussou.

The Principles document is a practical guide designed to raise awareness among policy makers of the challenges, issues and sensitivities of stigma from a survivor’s perspective. The event brought together member states, NGO’s, academia and experts to see the launch of the Principles for Global Action.

With contributions from over 120 experts, 13 UN Agencies, NATO, the EU Commission, civil society, academia and the governments of Australia, Canada, France and the US, the Principles document is truly a global document, and is owned by the international community.

Read the Principles for Global Action and view the reports from the in-country workshops that took place in 2017.

You can also watch the event as it happened on UN Web TV.

Published 25 September 2017