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Protection of Civilians in Conflict Side Event - Gender and Genocide: Engendering analysis for better prevention, accountability, and protection
22 May 2019

Working with the Global Justice Center, the ICRtoP will convene a panel discussion entitled “Gender and Genocide: Engendering analysis for better prevention, accountability, and protection” as a side event to the UN Security Council Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Conflict.

Genocide and other atrocity crimes, by the perpetrators’ own design, affect women and men in distinct ways by reason of their gender. Women and girls are often directly targeted in non-killing acts of genocide and are disproportionately burdened by the economic and social consequences of genocidal violence. There has been a continued failure by the international community to acknowledge this difference and gender-specificity in legal frameworks for the accountability for such crimes, undercutting our ability to mobilize the Genocide Convention’s legal obligations to prevent and punish genocide.

In this vein, the event aims to raise awareness around the need for the inclusion of a gendered analysis to illuminate the multi-dimensional nature of genocide and other atrocity-related crimes to better prevent their occurrence by bringing experts from civil society, academia, and law together for this panel discussion.

Full information on the event can be found here.

 

 

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