May 26 Day of Action: End Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Nobel Women’s Initiative invites you to join us online for a Women’s Day of Action to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on May 26, 2011.
The day of action will target governments encouraging them to give this topic the attention it deserves — ensuring an end to impunity and supporting survivors in their efforts to heal and rebuild their lives and communities.
Follow the conversation on Twitter at #endrapeinwar.
Join us to:
* Live-tweet event a panel discussion with Nobel Peace Laureates and women activists – 8:30-10 am EST.
* Post video messages from women from around the world.
* Take action at http://www.stoprapenow.org/take-action/.
* Tweet and retweet about sexual violence in conflict throughout the day.
Sexual violence takes place in every region of the world and includes rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, mutilation, forced pregnancy and sterilization. Reasons for the use of sexual violence varies from region to region and conflict to conflict. It has been used as a tactic to terrorize communities suspected of supporting guerrilla forces, as a way of forcing populations off their lands and it has been used to punish political activism.
Follow along as we live-tweet a panel discussion on May 26 from 8:30 to 10 am EST from Ottawa, Canada. The panel will feature three Nobel Laureates and prominent activists from Sweden, Kenya and Canada, moderated by journalist Susan Riley of The Ottawa Citizen. We will be live-tweeting using #endrapeinwar at on our Twitter page, and taking questions from online followers.
As part of the Online Day of Action, we will be tweeting all day at #endrapeinwar, posting video messages from women at the conference, encouraging supporters to show their solidarity by tweeting and retweeting at #endrapeinwar, changing Facebook profile pictures to the ‘End Rape in War’ graphic, and promoting online action to Stop Rape in War at Stop Rape Now throughout the day.