GFDD and FUNGLODE Partners with British Embassy for a Conference focused on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

May 30, 2014

On June 10, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will organize a conference in partnership with the British Embassy, and with the support of the Ministry of Women in Dominican Republic and the United Nations Dominican Association, on the topic of Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

The event will take place at FUNGLODE’s headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic on June 10, 2014.

The Dominican Republic, together with 121 other countries endorsed the United Nations General Assembly’s Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on October 2, 2013. Looking to extend this effort further, the UK Foreign Secretary, The Honourable William Hague, and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, in London on
June 10-13, 2014.

In support of this summit, this conference in Santo Domingo will aim to strengthen the international community’s work in this area, by convening a variety of panel speakers including grassroots organizations, representatives of national government and local personalities. The speakers will include, among others: H.E. Ambassador Steven Fisher, British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Ms. Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, a member of the
Board of MADRE (an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women”s organizations worldwide), Ms. Folade Mutota, the Executive Director of the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (which serves as the secretariat for the Caribbean Coalition for Development and Reduction of Armed Violence) and Mr. Robert Kayinamura, the First Counsellor at the Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations. The event
will also include comments from a local representative.

For more information about this event please check our upcoming events page available here.