Protection or Peril?

The Rule of Law and Gender Based Violence

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Presented by the International Criminal Law Committee. Free and open to all.

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In July 2023, the World Health Organization alongside other partners at the United Nations, launched the RESPECT platform, an online resource to help prevent violence against women. The World Health Organization noted “preventing and responding to violence against women and girls continues to be a worldwide public health, gender equality and human rights priority.” Other organizations such as the World Bank, have adopted WBG Gender Strategy 2024-2030 in order to “propose innovations, financing, and collective action” to end gender-based violence. While different sectors continue to find ways to increase prevention measures to stop this type of violence, the effectiveness of the rule of law in this context remains an important question. This panel session will focus on different situations where the law has been effectively (or ineffectively) utilized to address gender-based violence and identify other pathways to consider when responding to gender-based violence.

Susan Schwartz, Division Chair, International Law Section

Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against Women and Girls, its causes and consequences

Nema Milaninia, Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice

Patricia Elias, Chief of Global Diplomatic Campaign, Every Woman Treaty

Dr. Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University and Wilson Center Global Fellow

Beth Lilach, Director Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies, Nazareth University

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