Responding to Sexual Violence in the Context of Detention

Tuesday 8 October at 3:00-4:30 PM in Conference Room 12, UNHQ.


All Survivors Project seeks to present findings from its upcoming report on applying and strenghtening frameworks to prevent sexual violence in situations of detention in this panel event. This report's objective is to map the international legal dimensions of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) perpetrated in situations of detention and to identify gaps in policy.


The key objective of this panel event is to discuss ways in which:

  • The issue of sexual violence against men and boys should be integrated into all government, UN and NGO strategies on preventing and responding to sexual violence particularly in the context of detention.
  • All survivors have access to justice including reparations, as well as quality, survivor-centred medical, mental health and psychological suipport (MHPSS) and other responses without discrimination.
  • Impunity for crimes of sexual violence must end and victims' right to remedy must be fulfilled including by holding perpetrators to account and providing comprehensive reparations to survivors, including compensation and guarantees of non-repetition.



  • H.E. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations.



  • H.E. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanenet Representative of Germany to the United Nations
  • H.E. Ms. Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • H.E. Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict
  • Mr. Omar Alshogre, TED speaker and survivor of torture
  • Ms. Chary Lata Hogg, Founder Director, All Survivors Project



Conference Room 12
Side event