The Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, the Gender
& Public Policy Specialization, and the Women and Gender Studies Program and Women and Gender in Global Affairs at the Institute for
the Study of Human Rights, present:
Justice for Victims
Sexual Violence in Ukraine
Thursday, March 2, 2023
1302 International Affairs
Advance registration required. This event is in-person only. Register HERE.
Ievgeniia Lukianchenko, Expert Advisor, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine; Advisor, Minister for Reintegration of Temporary Occupied Territories
Moderated by Elise Giuliano, Senior Lecturer in Political Science; Director of the MARS-REERS Program; Director of the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations
In March 2022, the United Nations General Assembly deplored “in the strongest terms the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine,” demanding an immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine. In the ensuing months, the security situation has deteriorated with massive loss of life and widespread destruction of infrastructure rapidly driving large-scale displacement. Within Ukraine, brutal violations of conflict-related sexual violence continue to be reported. The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine was aware of over 100 acts of conflict-related sexual violence, mostly
attributed to Russian armed forces.
In May 2022, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, and the Government of Ukraine signed the Framework of Cooperation on the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.
During the event the speaker will raise awareness of the strategic Government-United Nations partnership to address conflict-related sexual violence. The objective of the event is to draw attention of the international community to this issue and to lay a collaborative foundation for the development of a system that will ensure the rights of victims and bring perpetrators to justice and accountability.