Major Advocacy Engagements
§ 2013: International Association for the Study of Force Migration (IASFM): India Jan 2013. Presented on “Enabling support groups among highly traumatized refugees” Conference(Link)
§ 2013: UN Workshop Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys: New York, July 2013. Responsibility: Rapporteur. Report (Link)
§ 2013: Undressing Patriarchy Convention: Brighton, London, September 2013.
§ 2013: Identifying sexual violence and access to HIV services among male refugees in Uganda. Bangkok, October 2013 in partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Virtual presentation (Link)
§ 2014: Expert Workshop on Men and Survivors of Sexual Violence, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, May 2014. Report (Link)
§ 2014: Global Summit to End Sexual Violence, ExcelCentre, London, June 2014.
– Pre-summit presentation (Link)
– From victim to survivor: An introduction to working with men and boys survivors of sexual violence in conflict. (Link)
– Screening for sexual violence amongst refugee populations: An exploration of process and an examination of results (Link)
§ 2014: Expert-group meeting at the Hague organized by Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) on development of guidelines on the investigation of sexual violence against men and boys that may amount to the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (June 2014). About IICI (Link), Final guideline published (Link)
§ 2014: 2ndMenEngage Global Symposium 2014 – Men and Boys for Gender Justice, held in New Delhi from 10-13 November 2014. Presented on “Reclaiming Lost Manhood; the use of violence by male survivors of rape in post-conflict situation”. About the symposium (Link). Trip was supported by UN Women and SONKE Gender Justice, South Africa.
§ 2015: Effective Organized Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Partner Engagement and Policy Uptake Workshop, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (16 – 20 Feb 2015)
§ 2015: Validation of the Gender Review of Uganda’s Penal Code Act. Kampala (13 March 2015). Organized by UN Human Rights
§ 2015: Regional Consultation on Global Study on the Implementation of Resolution 1325. Kampala (10 – 11 May 2015). Organized by Isis-WICCE and Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) with funding support of UN Women as the Secretariat of the Global Study on 1325. Product: Declaration of African Women on Peace and Security in Burundi signed by representatives of 12 countries of the Great Lakes and The Greater Horn of Africa Region.
§ 2015: Second South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict and Forced Displacement. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (25 – 29 May 2015). About the Institute (Link)
§ 2015: Consultative meeting to develop/review institutional policies/strategies, plans and framework on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Kampala (29 June 2015). Organized by Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda (LAW-Uganda) and drawing key actors from UNFPA, Min GLSD, Justice & Constitutional Affairs, and Women MPs.
§ 2015: Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop 2015 for Accountability for Sexual Violence. Kampala (26 – 28 August 2015). About the Workshop (Link)
§ 2016: International Conference on Conjugal Slavery in War; Histories, Marriage, Masculinity and Justice in Africa. Kinshasa (15 – 17 Feb 2016). About the conference (Link)
§ 2018: UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs (Pre-ExCom). 27 to 29 June 2018 (Putting People First), at the International Conference Centre Geneva (ICCG). Trip supported by UNHCR