Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

A UNGA77 Parallel Event

601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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This event was co-sponsored by Freshfields, Sanctuary for Families, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), and Apne Aap International


A ground-breaking forum in which human rights experts address sexual violence and trafficking of women and children in the context of armed conflict, with a special focus on the current human rights crises in Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.


Aaron Marcu
First Deputy Director, OSCE/ODIHR

Kateryna Ryabiko
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Åsa Regnér
Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Programme, Civil Society and Intergovernmental Support, UN Women


Purna Sen
Visiting Professor at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University; former UN Women’s Director of Policy Division

Fawzia Koofi
Former Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament in Afghanistan and women’s rights activist

Mykola Kuleba
Founder of Save Ukraine and former Ombudsman for Children in Ukraine

Tatiana Kotlyarenko
OSCE/ODIHR Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues

Malaika Oringo
Founder and CEO, Footprint to Freedom; member of the OSCE/ODIHR International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council

Niat Amare
Senior Immigration Specialist, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families


Ruchira Gupta
Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and Board Member, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Tatiana Kotlyarenko
OSCE/ODIHR Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues