“Until the Violence Stops: how Canada can help end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war”

The Genocide Prevention Group hosted a creative and provocative event to inform parliamentarians about the systematic and widespread use of sexual violence, the ‘normalization’ of rape in war, and the political will to intervene.

Key note speakers included:

  • Eve Ensler; playright, activist, founder of V-Day organization, and witness to the use of sexual violence in Bosnia, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo;
  • Stephen Lewis; Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and former United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The Masters of Ceremonies of this event was Ms. Françoise Nduwimana, who works as a gender consultant in peace, security and development at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre.

From Left to Right: Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada’s Executive Director; Joanna Kerr, Oxfam Canada’s Director of Policy and Outreach; Eve Ensler; MP Paul Dewar (Chair)

For Eve Ensler’s remarks, please click here.