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October 2014 - Seminar on 'Uncovering Gendered Violations in North Korea
In line with the UN Secretary-General's mandate that all international commissions of inquiry, truth commissions or other justice processes include specific capacity for the proper investigation and documentation of sexual and gender based violence as international crimes, UN Women appointed Siobhan Hobbs to the role of gender adviser for the International Commission of Inquiry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This was the first Commission to have a gender advisor from the beginning of the mandate to the completion of its report in March 2014, the findings of which shed light on previously unknown gender based violence in the DPRK and highlighted the interrelationship between sexual and gender based violations and violations of economic and social rights. During Siobhan's visit to the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P), she presented on her findings in the DPRK, as well as commissions of inquiry and gender justice more generally.