On 24 June 2013, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice was one of three speakers invited to brief the United Nations (UN) Security Council on sexual violence in armed conflict during the Council’s Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. Following a presentation by UN Secretary, General Ban Ki-moon, briefings were provided by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura,Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Jane Adong Anywar, Legal Monitor –Uganda Programme, for the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice.

The debate was chaired by Foreign Secretary William Hague for the United Kingdom (UK), which holds the Presidency of the Security Council in June 2013.

Immediately following the briefings, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2106 on preventing sexual violence in conflict. See Women’s VoiceseLetter July 2013

Download the presentation by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice