Internasjonal giverkonferanse

Kirkens Nødhjelps partnermagasin



Vi har gleden av å invitere deg til lunsjseminar og utvalgte parallellseminar i sammenheng med den internasjonale konferansen Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises på

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, torsdag 23. mai.

Konferansen er en internasjonal giverkonferanse som samler ministere og fagspesialister fra flere land for å sikre at de mest sårbare menneskene i verden blir beskyttet mot overgrep og vold i humanitære kriser. Fredsprisvinner og forkjemper for kvinner utsatt for seksuell vold i Kongo, Dr. Mukwege vil delta på konferansen.

Vi ønsker å gjøre dette til en bred konferanse hvor også næringslivet kan delta og være med på løsningen. Næringslivet er en viktig samfunnsaktør med ansvar for mennesker, tjenester og produkter, men er også en leverandør av løsninger og er viktige formidlere i samfunnsbildet. Kjønnsbasert og seksuell vold foregår i alle samfunn og samfunnslag. Hvordan er, og kan næringslivet være en del av løsningen?

Vi ønsker derfor å invitere deg til faglig påfyll og lunsj den 23.mai i forbindelse med konferansen. Det er få plasser og førstemann til mølla-prinsippet gjelder! Seminarene vil foregå på engelsk.


10.30 - 12.00 Parallellseminar

1st round parallel seminars, time: 10:30 - 12:00

Prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Communities by Addressing Root Causes

As a result of sustained advocacy by activists from all over the world, GBV is now recognised as a critical human rights and public health issue. It is on the agenda of local and international organisations, donors, faith-based institutions, government and international community. While the #EndSGBVOslo ENDING SEXUAL AND GENDER -BASED VIOLENCE IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES 2 ultimate vision is the end of all forms of GBV is, the approaches employed toward realising that vision are diverse, and include legal reform, service delivery, policy advocacy, and public awareness campaigns.

Prevention of violence means influencing the value systems and environments that tolerate and allow GBV to occur. To do this, programmes must focus on the root causes of GBV: power imbalance and gender inequality. The objective of the session is to share various approaches in addressing the root causes of GBV using community mobilization which is, and includes, working with the whole community; seeking to encourage individuals as well as the community to embark on a process of change; and using multiple strategies over time to build a critical mass of individuals supportive of women’s rights. Furthermore, to strengthen and increase access to response services for survivors.

Coordinator: NCA, Sharifa Abdulaziz,
Contributing partners: Raising Voices, Red Cross Norway and UNICEF

Finding Their Space: Children and Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies

Global prevalence rates of sexual violence during childhood and adolescence are at epidemic proportions and are further exacerbated during emergencies. Recent findings indicate that girls and boys make up the majority of survivors of sexual violence in humanitarian settings, reaching over 80% of the affected in some conflict affected areas. Despite this fact, sexual violence against children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies is still not at the center of international action. The time is now, for better integration and coordination between the Gender-Based Violence (GBV AoR) and Child Protection (CP AoR) areas of responsibilities, to ensure all children and adolescents can access and benefit from prevention and response services for sexual violence. The panelists and coinciding paper will share methods of what works and can potentially be replicated to keep children and especially adolescent girls from falling between areas of responsibility.

Coordinator: NCA, Kelly Shawn Joseph,
Contributing partners: Save the Children, IRC, NORCAP, UNFPA (Adolescents and Youth), Plan International, Women’s Org (TBD Central African Republic), Together for Girls

12:00 – 13:00
Velkomstappell ved aktivist, skuespiller og ambassadør for FNs befolkningsfond (UNFPA) Ashley Judd
Karoline Myklebust Linde, Lærdal Health
Silje Heitmann, Kirkens Nødhjelp

13:00 – 14:30 Parallellseminar

2nd round parallel seminars, time: 13:00 - 14:30

Closing the Protection Gap: Forced Mothers and Children Born of War

A major gendered consequence of sexual violence in conflict for women is childbirth resulting from diverse forms of Sexual and Gender based Violence. The traumatic way in which some children come into being may present enduring challenges for children, their mothers and communities.

Children born of war continue to emerge in sporadic and incidental ways across international community discussions and media reporting. For example, girls and women are returning to communities with children conceived through rape in captivity by the Lord’s Resistance Army, Boko Haram and ISIS. Across geographic and culturally diverse conflicts and post-conflict situations, being born of sexual violence carries unique, immediate, life-threatening and enduring risks and harms. These can include: infanticide, abandonment at birth, lack of identity, statelessness, stigmatisation, discrimination, social exclusion, physical violence and emotional abuse, reduced or limited access to education, poverty, homelessness, recruitment to armed or criminal groups, enhanced risk of radicalisation and poor health.

The ongoing normative and practical marginalisation of children born of war and their forced mothers in post-conflict societies is a significant barrier to meaningful and inclusive peace, reconciliation and transitional justice.

The session will draw attention to the global protection gap that exists for forced mothers and children born of war, and prompt further action by states, international organisations and civil society. It will also provide analysis of country examples: Nigeria, Iraq and Uganda, and seek to draw broader lessons learnt for policymakers and programmers for forced mothers and children born of war.

Coordinator: NCA: Sharifa Abdulaziz
Contributing partners: Norwegian People’s Aid, Save the Children, PRIO, UNICEF, International Center for Transitional Justice

Good in Theory, Harder in Practice: Are Efforts to Engage Men as Allies Helping or Harming Women?

The panel will take a critical look at recent efforts to engage men and boys to end violence against women and girls in humanitarian emergencies. Through the lens of ‘allyship’ and accountability (to women and girls) panellist will explore how the Aid Sector may unintentionally reinforce, rather than dismantle patriarchy, by framing work with men and boys as imperative while saying that prioritizing women and girls is anti-gender. The panel will also explore what happens when men’s experiences of displacement are disconnected from the male privilege they derive from patriarchal systems of oppression and the role violence or the threat of violence plays in maintaining that privilege, especially in humanitarian settings. The panellists and coinciding paper will provide recommendations on how to get the theory and practice right when designing and implementing programs that engage men as allies to end violence against women and girls.

Coordinator: NCA, Kelly Shawn Joseph,
Contributing partners: HIAS, ABAAD