TransConflict invites you to join a Tweet-a-thon on April 7th in honour of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide.
The Red Elephant Foundation – in conjunction with TransConflict, the Man-Up Campaign, the Give Me 5 Campaign, and the Youth Forum CSW – will be hosting a 24 hour live tweet-a-thon on April 7, 2016 in honour of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide.
The key themes that the tweet-a-thon will explore using the hashtag #REFSpeak include:
- The definition of “Genocide” should be expanded to include wartime rape and sexual violence (drawing from the decision in Akayesu)
- The occurrence of conflict-related sexual violence is not a by-product of war but a live concern we should address.
- The adequacy of UNSCR 1325 in the context of current day conflict
- The changing nature of conflict and sexual violence and rape in that context – specifically ISIS, Arab Spring and Drone Warfare
- Sexual violence and rape refugees and displaced populations
- Sexual violence and rape of men in a conflict setting.
- Sexual violence and rape in a post-conflict setting.
Elements of genocide as a crime under international criminal law
Major genocides in the world
The eight stages of genocide