Women2000: Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: United Nations Response

Many of the steps taken to address sexual violence against women during armed conflict have occurred within the framework of the United Nations. This issue of Women2000 looks at developments from the early 1990s, when the international community began to recognize the human rights violations committed against women in situations of armed conflict, and the manner in which the issue has been approached by the United Nations and NGOs worldwide. It also addresses factors affecting the response to sexual violence during armed conflict, and offers recommendations for moving forward.

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