Washington, D.C. and online

Organized By : United States Institute of Peace

Sexual violence is frequently used as a systematic weapon of war against women and men and may amount to a crime against humanity during times of conflict and times of peace. Research that illustrates the forms, frequency and context of sexual violence is critical to help build peace and prevent the recurrence of such violence. On 17 July, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Oxfam and the Latin America Working Group hold a discussion on addressing sexual violence in peace processes using evidence from recent survey results from Colombia.

The event will be live-streamed in Spanish, with English translation provided for guests on-site. An English recording will be made available online following the event.

Manila, Philippines

Organized By : History NGO Forum for Peace in Asia

The History NGO Forum for Peace in Asia is organizing the 2018 International Conference of NGOs on History and Peace in Manila, Philippines from 6 to 9 July 2018. Opinion leaders from more than 10 countries including Korea, Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand will be in attendance to discuss topics such as historical justice, peacebuilding, grassroots networking and many more. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn from mutual experiences, implement historical justice and reconciliation, and contribute to peacebuilding in East Asia.


Organized By : Institute for Security Studies

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is organizing a webinar on how forecasting can help prevent violent conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. In the region, political instability is driven by an intricate combination of risk factors, including demographics, poor development, regime type, cross-group discrimination and structural imbalances. Understanding which risks are increasing and how they interact in the long term is key to preventing violent conflict.

This View on Africa, presented by ISS Senior Researcher Dr. Julia Bello-Schünemann, can be attended in person or online via Voiceboxer.

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : TRIAL International

On 18 June, TRIAL International is organizing a public roundtable debate on the fight against impunity of sexual violence in conflict in Geneva, Switzerland. The experts on sexual violence in conflict, comprised of civil society actors, will share the progress achieved in recent years with regard to the fight against impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, and will discuss the courses of action that are gradually opening up. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Ms. Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights and Mr. Valentin Zellweger, Swiss Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. Dr. Denis Mukwege will deliver a special message.

Kampala, Uganda

Organized By : GAAMAC

Third Global Meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC III)

23-25 May 2018
Lake Victoria Serena Hotel
Kampala, Uganda

The biennial global meetings of GAAMAC, a highly inclusive network and community of commitment, convened actors from around the world to make the prevention of atrocities a reality.

The objective of GAAMAC III was to bring together representatives of governments, international and regional organizations, relevant United Nations offices, civil society and academia.

Participants identify and discuss the challenges of developing and strengthening state architectures on atrocity prevention and together found concrete action to improve national strategies and policies.


  • engaged state representatives, civil society members and experts during three highly interactive days
  • combined plenary sessions, working groups, face-to-face conversations and a highly innovative marketplace, which allowed participants to showcase and learn from pioneering prevention strategies
  • evaluated existing experiences of prevention and their lessons learned

Following GAAMAC III, participants are empowered to pursue the creation of national prevention architectures and policies, drawing on the community of commitment fostered during the meeting. The expanded network of stakeholders works together to deliver concrete actions and strategies for the prevention of atrocities.

Previous global meetings

GAAMAC’s previous global meetings, held in Costa Rica in 2014 (GAAMAC I) and the Philippines in 2016 (GAAMAC II), brought together more than 200 individuals from over 100 states and civil society organizations. Eminent personalities honored us with their presence and their contribution, including H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General; Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide; Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Hon. Desmond Tutu.

We thank everyone for their active and engaged participation during GAAMAC III!

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