On May 9 the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University together with All Survivors Project, the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative at United Nations University-Center for Policy Research, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations invite you to a workshop on the nexus between conflict-related sexual violence against men, boys and LGBTI+ persons and traffickers.
UN Security Council Resolution 2331 addressed the nexus between trafficking in human beings and conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), as well as the gender-related nature of these crimes. In the 2018 report on CRSV, the UN Secretary-General re-emphasized the importance of addressing the link with human trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation in conflict. However, the complexity of the intersection of CRSV and human trafficking is still not well understood, particularly in the case of CRSV against men, boys and LGBTI+ persons.
Against this background, a research team of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) and the University of Vienna conducted a literature review to gain a broader understanding of existing literature on the interconnection between conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) against men, boys and LGBTI+ persons and trafficking in huamn beings (THB). The review identifies positions adopted in academia and practice, as well as potential gaps in the literature that point to the need for further research. In addition, the review provides an understanding of the existence of accountability and remedies mechanisms and support programs that address the needs of victims of CRSV and THB. Finally, the review aims to identify evidence gaps in the existing literature as well as potential legal and policy shortcomings which could help inform responses by relevant stakeholders. The results of this literature review will be presented at the May 9 workshop.
This workshop explores the legal, policy and practice gaps that exist when it comes to identifying and responding to the needs of male and LGBTI+ trafficking victims/survivors of CRSV. Its further objective is to determine the need and direction for follow-up research and action on the topic.
The workshop will address the protection of vulnerable populations, the identification of victims/survivors and gender dimensions. The event will include contributions from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, H.E. Pramila Patten, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Prof. Siobhan Mullally, and Mr. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The in-person workshop is by invitation only.
To participate virtually, please register here:
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For more information on the event, please visit the Princetion Uniersity's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination webpage: The Nexus between Conflict-related Sexual Violence against Men, Boys and LGBTI+ Persons and Human Trafficking | Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (princeton.edu).
Schedule (As of: 14 April 2022) - Please note that the time refers to EST (New York Time)
10:00-10:15 AM - Welcome
10:15-11:00 AM - Keynotes
11 AM-12 PM - The Nexus between Human Trafficking and CRSV against Men, Boys and LGBTI+ Persons
12:00-1:00 PM - Break
1:00-2:00 PM - Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Human Trafficking and CRSV
2:00-3:00 PM - Gender Dimensions
3:00-3:30 PM - Break
3:30-4:30 PM - Identification of Victims/Survivors of Human Trafficking and CRSV
4:30-4:45 PM - Note of Thanks