Egypt participates in UN seminar against Sexual Violence

New Delhi, January 17, 2017.

Egypt participated in the “Global Roll Out Course on Conflict Related Sexual Violence”, organized by the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) and the United Nations Women, in New Delhi from the period of 9-13 January 2017. The Egyptian participation came through 2 female representatives from Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence.

UN-Women and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations have collaborated under the auspices of United Nations Action to develop scenario-based, predeployment training modules on preventing and addressing conflict-related sexual violence. The modules are being piloted in a number of troop-contributing countries and regional peacekeeper training centres. They require participants to evaluate hypothetical situations in which the local population is at risk of or subjected to sexual violence, and to formulate appropriate courses of action in the context of a particular mission’s mandate and rules of engagement. Some of the modules will be integrated into the training modules on protection of civilians in United Nations peacekeeping operations which have been developed by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support.