The Elusive Peace: Ending Sexual Violence during and after Conflict

Authored by: Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire; Nicole Gerring; Laura Huber; Mirgul Kuhns; Grace Ndirangu

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2018
Citation: Atuhaire, Pearl Karuhanga, Laura Huber, Mirgul Kuhns, and Grace Ndirangu. The Elusive Peace: Ending Sexual Violence during and after Conflict. Report. December 7, 2018.

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Executive Summary

Adopted in 2008, UN Security Council Resolution 1820 called upon member states to end sexual violence against women and girls and acknowledged the international community’s responsibility to respond to and prevent conflict-related sexual violence. Although Resolution 1820 has led to remarkable progress in addressing sexual violence during conflict, narrow interpretations of what constitutes conflict-related sexual violence limit its impact. This report focuses on types of sexual violence that may occur outside of conflict but are worsened by it and makes recommendations to institutions that can play a role in preventing sexual violence during and after conflict.