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Old 04-09-2015   #13
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Default The Road to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

IISS is advertising a speaker next week on The Road to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

The blurb states:
In recent years there has been growing international recognition of the critical need to address sexual violence in armed conflict. For too long, deliberate sexual targeting, especially of women, has been used as a tactic of war in conflicts across the world. It destroys lives, fuels conflicts, creates refugees and internal displacement, jeopardises ceasefires and undermines the long-term prospects of reconciliation. But despite being strictly prohibited under international law, sexual violence in armed conflict has continued to occur, often reaching appalling and frequent levels of brutality.
In February this year, an academic centre to combat the brutality faced by women in war zones was launched in London. The LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security is designed to improve academic knowledge concerning sexual violence in conflict and to contribute to global efforts to address the culture of impunity.
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