Vancouver International Humanitarian Law Conference

Women, Children and War

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) limits and prevents human suffering in armed conflicts. Women and children are the most vulnerable in war and are provided special protections under IHL. Despite this, women still face problems such as sexual violence and risks to their health. Children continue to be recruited as fighters, separated from families, killed, abused and exploited in other ways. Join us as we examine these challenges and potential solutions.
 
Conference sessions include an introduction to international humanitarian law, discussion of firsthand impacts of armed conflicts on women and children, as well as longer-term effects during resettlement. This conference will bring together experts from the field, including academics, representatives from the Red Cross Movement, and practitioners in the refugee settlement sector.

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
 
Registration: 12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Conference: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Location: 
Peter A. Allard School of Law, Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall
1822 East Mall UBC
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 

Conference Agenda: Click Here to view

Speaker Biographies: Coming Soon

For more information, please email vanihlconference@redcross.ca.
 

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