Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: United Nations Response


Historically very few measures have been taken to address sexual violence against women committed during armed conflict, it is not true to say that there has always been complete silence about the issue. Belligerents have often capitalized upon the abuse of their women to garner sympathy and support for their side, and to strengthen their resolve against the enemy. Usually, the apparent concern for these women vanishes when the propaganda value of their suffering diminishes, and they are left without any prospect of redress (for historical reference).

Key wordsarmed conflict / sexual violence / women

CountriesFormer Yugoslavia / Global / ww II