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I'm blogging for Mumsnet at the Global Conference on Sexual Violence in War

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StewiesBack Sun 08-Jun-14 16:55:26

I'm blogging for Mumsnet at the Sexual Violence in War Global Conference . I don't get a choice on what sessions I attend as no member of the media will but I did want to see what MNers were interested in me reporting back on.

(it is StewieGriffinsMom. I just cannot remember my freaking password to log into my account)

StewiesBack Sun 08-Jun-14 17:15:55


That link doesn't work. here instead:

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 08-Jun-14 17:17:09

Hi SGM, good to see you.

MmeLindor Sun 08-Jun-14 17:21:12

Marking place so I can find this later.

Will you be going to the sessions that are open to the public, or are these other ones?

thecatfromjapan Sun 08-Jun-14 17:21:13

Hello there! Great to see you.

Will try and get a good look at your link tonight. smile

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 08-Jun-14 17:24:57

Marking place.

So glad to see you back. smile

CaptChaos Sun 08-Jun-14 17:35:18


I think I'd like to know more about what they propose to do for refugees and asylum seekers who have been victims of sexual violence. At the moment, it seems to be a big fat nothing.

AskBasil Sun 08-Jun-14 18:16:05

Welcome Back Stewie. smile

I agree with Capt Chaos, I would like to know what governments will do about women who seek asylum having been victims of sexual violence. AtM they are re-victimised by the way they are treated by our asylum system, not sure how other European countries (or other countries) deal with it.

StewiesBack Sun 08-Jun-14 19:52:57

That's on my list. I couldn't get on to web chat with Hague (because I couldn't get my old log-in to work) but I was disappointed with how he dodged that question as it relates to services for victims of sexual violence in the UK. If I ran into him (unlikely), I'd also want a better answer to the question of services for women in the UK in general since it seems somewhat hypocritical to be hosting this conference when convictions for rape int he UK are getting worse and our major broadcaster has been ignoring systemic sexual violence against children for years.

LoveSardines Sun 08-Jun-14 19:57:33

Hi Stewie nice to see you.

I will be reading smile

TunipTheUnconquerable Sun 08-Jun-14 20:08:18

Lovely to see you back!

StewiesBack Mon 09-Jun-14 09:32:22

Tuesday is all about youths and sexual violence.

There is a "fringe" accompanying the conference so people are able to attend those events, which I believe are all free.

Spottybra Mon 09-Jun-14 09:38:28

Please ask why sexual violence in conflict as opposed to sexual violence full stop because the only answer I see is to stop violent conflict. I propose that we arm the leaders who start a war with fencing equipment and they can dual it out rather than hide behind armies.

TravelinColour Mon 09-Jun-14 11:51:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scallopsrgreat Mon 09-Jun-14 15:18:02

Marking my place. Hope you enjoy it (if enjoy is the right word!)

I'm kind of in agreement with Spottybra here. And surely any solution that is actually going to work and make a difference has got to tackle male violence as a whole. And male attitudes towards women. I'd be interested to know if this is raised at all and any suggestions for strategies they may have.

BreakingDad77 Mon 09-Jun-14 21:47:51

Have women's rights rolled back after the Arab spring or this just biased reporting? E.g in Iraq women getting flack for western clothing where they didn't under Saddam, I think there was raping of female protestors at some of the rallies.

MmeLindor Tue 10-Jun-14 09:40:53

I've seen a lot of talk on twitter about the issue of refugees being held in detention in UK. I really hope that this is discussed at the summit, along with the problem of sending women and girls back to the country where they were raped and abused.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 10-Jun-14 11:31:44

I'd like to hear that too, mme.

I want to know about how they assess women's risk of sexual violence, because from the little I understand, it sounds traumatic.

SauceForTheGander Wed 11-Jun-14 19:34:01

Yes Mme good point - and why weren't the UN given access?

StewiesBack Sat 14-Jun-14 17:04:04

I've written this first post on my thoughts and two brief posts

I'm just writing a final post tonight.

LRDtheFeministDragon Sat 14-Jun-14 17:18:51

Good to see these! How are you doing - you must be fairly exhausted by now?

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