A panel discussion on the humanitarian response to gender-based violence

Event invitation: a panel discussion on the humanitarian response to gender-based violence at the Norwegian Refugee Council, Tuesday 21 May 2019          

Dear colleagues, partners and friends; you are cordially invited to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on Tuesday 21 May, to join NORCAP Executive Director, Benedicte Giæver, and an expert panel of guests as we examine opportunities to better understand and address gender-based violence in humanitarian action.

This event takes place in advance of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) hosted Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Emergencies Conference in Oslo next week, which will bring together politicians, government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society to explore how to address the needs of the most vulnerable and provide life-saving response.

NORCAP represented by GenCap Senior Gender Adviser, Mireia Cano Vinas, and Senior Regional Emergency GBV Adviser, Catherine Andela, will present from their combined decades of experience working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in emergencies. They will be joined by Deputy Head of OCHA Nigeria, Peter Ekayo, and former Ambassador and Senior Advisor on Gender Issues, Guro Vikør, from the Humanitarian Section of the NMFA, for a candid panel discussion on gaps, challenges and opportunities to do better.

Please find agenda and event details below. We look forward to welcoming you.

Please register your participation with Frida.Vesseltun@nrc.no

Event Details

Date:                    Tuesday 21 May 2019

Time:                   13:30 – 14:30

Address:             NRC (Flyktninghjelpen), Floor 6, Prinsens gate 2 (by Fred Olsens gate)







Benedicte Giæver


A myriad of frameworks and tools: how to ensure they are put into practice

Mireia Cano Vinas


Limitations and possibilities: access to life-saving help for survivors

Catherine Andela

14:10 -


Why do we not prioritise gender-based violence in humanitarian action? Discussion with Experts, NMFA and UN. Q&A

Guro Vikør, Peter Ekayo

Mireia Cano Vinas and

Catherine Andela

Start: 2019.05.21 13:30
Arrangør: Norwegian Refugee Council