Folkemordseminar med FNs utsending for seksuell vold i konflikt, Pramila Patten, og statssekretær Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik


PRIO inviterer til et åpent seminar med Pramila Patten, FNs generalsekretærs spesialutsendig for seksuell vold i konflikt. I anledning 30-årsmarkeringen av folkemordet i Rwanda, vil Patten vil snakke om arbeidet for ansvarliggjøring og seksuell vold.

Rwandans take part in a candle lit vigil on the first of 100 days of remembrance as Rwanda commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Tutsi genocide.
Rwandans take part in a candle lit vigil on the first of 100 days of remembrance as Rwanda commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Tutsi genocide. Luke Dray / Getty Images Getty Images

Event: 30 Years After the Genocide in Rwanda: Gender, Accountability and Atrocity Prevention
When: Thursday, 6 June 09:00–11:00. Light breakfast served from 8:30
Where: Røde Kors Konferansesenter, Hausmannsgate 7

In this public event, keynote speaker Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, will address accountability efforts and sexual violence, as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide.

The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda is a stark example of the international community’s failure to prevent mass atrocity crimes. A significant legacy of the Rwanda genocide was the accountability efforts at the local, national and international levels. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) delivered the first international conviction of a person for the crime of genocide, and firmly established sexual violence as an act of genocide. Despite these developments, sexual and gender-based violence continues to plague violent conflict.

State Secretary Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik and Torunn L. Tryggestad, Deputy Director at PRIO and Director of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security will give the opening remarks.

The event’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Honore Gatera, Director, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Rwanda
  • Erik Møse, former president of the ICTR and current Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine
  • Savita Pawnday, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Jacqui True, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence against Women (CEVAW), Monash University and PRIO Global Fellow

This event is co-hosted by The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority StudiesPRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, and Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo.

Watch the live stream here.



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