Closing the protection gap for children born of war: Addressing stigmatisation and the intergenerational impact of sexual violence in conflict

2017Joanne Neenan, London School of Economics,

“National and international policymakers have largely overlooked the protection needs – and indeed, existence – of children born of sexual violence in conflict. Despite a growing body of research exposing the unique vulnerabilities this group of victim-survivors face, there remains a critical policy and protection gap in addressing their needs. This gap constitutes a global protection and human rights failure.”

Key wordschildren in armed conflict / violence against children