Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: An Analytical Inventory of Peacekeeping Practice

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
UNIFEM, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict

It is 10 years since the watershed Resolution 1325 introduced Women, Peace and Security onto the Security Council's agenda. The intervening decade has seen progress in expanding our notions of peace and security to include the perspectives of women. Yet efforts to combat conflict-related sexual violence remain woefully weak. Accordingly, peacekeepers must be armed with examples and information to help them operate effectively on the ground.

This publication marks the start– not the end – of a process to identify what works in preventing sexual violence and improving women's security. Combating sexual violence calls for sustained attention, action and cooperation commensurate with the scale of the challenge.

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UNIFEM/DPKO/UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, 2010