The Council of Victims and Survivors to the Independent Commissioner for Child Sexual Abuse Issues organised the MitSprache Congress in Berlin on 18 and 19 November 2016.
MitSprache was a congress by victims and survivors for victims and survivors of sexualised violence and supporters.
Rooms were opened for the direct exchange with all participants, where victims and survivors had discussions, exchanged knowledge and formed networks. Furthermore, many works of art were exhibited. Protection, assistance, inquiry and legal issues regarding sexualised violence were important areas of focus.
The MitSprache Congress was the first public event organised by the Council of Victims and Survivors. MitSprache took place at the same time as the second European Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November).
The Council of Victims and Survivors
Expert Committee to the Independent Commissioner for Child Sexual Abuse Issues