Gender-based Violence and War

“Sexual and gender-based violence is a crime that undermines peace and security of all people. We need to act so that we don’t waste the contributions of half our society. It’s difficult to secure convictions because even when women or children go to the authorities regarding these crimes, they may not be taken seriously

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War is a power struggle and so is sexual and gender-based violence, and so in that respect they are very much intrinsically linked […] Sexual violence is not a sexual act so much as it’s a power act. So they are linked in that regard and we know that women and children are affected by war in very different ways and
part of that has to do with these inherent power imbalances, particularly in strongly patriarchal countries to begin with.”

— Monique Cuillerier

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Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) – SGBV Framework