Sexual Violence in Conflict with Justice Winter

Every year between 25 November and 10 December UN Women and Partners “Orange the World” and raise awareness to end violence against Women.

WIIS Austria and UN Women Nationalkomitee Österreich were honored to host Justice Renate Winter to speak about Sexual Violence in Conflict at the Menschenrechtsbüro Wien (Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna). The powerful speech captured participants and showed up realities which women face during armed.

While Justice Winter is President to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, she stressed that sexual violence happens during all conflicts everywhere in the world.

Find out more about the Orange the World Campaign here: http://www.orangetheworld.at

Building on the momentum of global movements and grassroots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc” “#NiUnaMenos”, #MetooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the UN theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign is, Orange the World: #HearMeToo.

#HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, who are taking action—many of them very far away from the limelight or media headlines. These are the faces we may not have seen on newspapers and stories we may not have heard on social media.

Their voices and stories must be heard.

One in three women experience violence in their lifetime, across all social status, class, race, country or age group. That’s one too many. For many of them, the #MeToo moment hasn’t come yet, because speaking out can have fatal consequences, and survival is a long and complicated journey.

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