'A strong judiciary and police force will greatly contribute to the elimination of conflict-related sexual violence
and other forms of gender-based violence,' he underscored.
conflict-related sexual violence
. This focus does not mean to ignore
Crawford examines how basic changes in the way "advocates and decision makers think about and discuss conflict-related sexual violence
" led to a shift from silence to action (2).
The UN official saluted the Security Council for its work to combat sexual violence in conflict, including through the recent adoption of resolution 2331, which highlights the linkages between conflict-related sexual violence
, trafficking in armed conflict and violent extremism.
Reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the extent of conflict-related sexual violence
, range from 18 per cent to 40 per cent among women and girls.
United Nations officials have reiterated the need to bring perpetrators of last year's tragedy, in which militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacked as many as 200,000 civilians - most of them from vulnerable communities - causing them to flee to Sinjar, to justice as well as to increase protection for women and girls from conflict-related sexual violence
Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
and UN Security Council Resolutions," by Chris Dolan; "A Radical Agenda for Men's Caregiving," by Gary Barker; "Gender Development Cooperation: Scaling Up Work with Men and Boys," by Paul Dover; "Reflecting on the Oppressor in the Mirror," by Marc Peters; "Towards an Intersectional Approach to Patriarchy: Male Homosociality in an American Context," by Frank G.
Likewise, the need for reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence
in Sri Lanka is long overdue.
New York On Wednesday, 15 April, Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, participated in the open debate held by the Security Council on the occasion of the release of the UN Secretary General's Annual Report on Conflict-related Sexual Violence
for the year 2015.
Zainab Hawa Bangura is the United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict and serves as the United Nations' spokesperson and political advocate on conflict-related sexual violence
. She is also the chair of the network UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, which coordinates the United Nations system's efforts to prevent and respond to these crimes.
Conflict-related sexual violence
; international law, local responses.