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Women's Human Rights and Sexual Violence in Conflict

Tuesday May 10, 2022, at 18:00
Sala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona

Eleanor O’Gorman (Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies); Esther Barbé (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - IBEI) & Amal Hussein (NGO Save a Girl Save a Generation) ChairAnna Bosch (Journalist)


How to respond to the needs of women in conflict?

The United Nations Security Council adopted the Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in 2000. This Resolution opened a new era in the participation of women in conflict management and in the protection of women and girls against sexual violence during armed conflict.

With the participation of:

  • Eleanor O’GormanSenior Associate of the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies 
  • Esther BarbéProfessor of International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Senior Research Associate at IBEI
  • Amal HusseinMember of the NGO Save a Girl Save a Generation and activist for the eradication of female genital mutilation 

Chaired by Anna Bosch, Journalist.

Practical information

🎙️  Language: Catalan, Spanish and English with simultaneous translation

📍   VenueSala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona · Google Maps

✏️ Attendance is free, previous registration is required.

📄  Those who attend the whole series of conferences can request an attendance and achievement diploma delivered by the Observatori Social de la Fundació "la Caixa" and IBEI.

Roundtable Series: Human Rights Today

The universality of human rights is increasingly questioned. The redistribution of power in international society has given renewed assertiveness to actors such as China, Russia and some Southern states, who criticize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for being too Western-centric. It would probably not be possible today to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as happened in 1948 after World War II at the instigation of a group of Latin American countries.

This roundtable series co-organized with The Social Observatory - "la Caixa" Foundation series seeks to address the growing questioning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the current situation of some of them, such as the human rights of migrants, children, and women in conflict.