GBV in war and conflict

GBV in war and conflict

Here you can find information about gender-based violence in war and conflict.

Conflict-related sexual violence: Report of the United Nations Secretary-General
UN, 2019
The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2018, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2106 (2013), in which the Council requested me to report annually on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), and 1960 (2010) and to recommend strategic actions.

Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence
UN, 2020
The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2019, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2467 (2019), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013).

Statement: Placing victims at the centre of investigations spurs justice for survivors of sexual violence in conflict
UN Women, 2019
Joint message from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Nina Suomalainen, Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response, for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June)

Specialized investigation into sexual violence in conflict is essential for justice, experts say
UN Women, 2019
On the sidelines of the UN Security Council open debate on sexual violence in conflict, experts came together to discuss what it takes to achieve justice for conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes, through investigation and documentation. Nearly 20 years since the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, which calls on all parties in conflict to uphold women’s rights and respond to violations, impunity for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence continues to undermine international peace and security. “When I interviewed survivors, they said ‘we want justice,’” said Antonia Mulvey, former gender advisor to the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. “Many of them cannot read or write, but they know what justice is, and they wanted accountability”.

Mental health and psychosocial support for conflict-related sexual violence: 10 myths
World Health Organization, 2012
Sexual assault is among the most severe stressors that survivors may experience in
their lifetimes. Preventing sexual violence and addressing its consequences requires
substantial attention and resources. Conflict-related sexual violence is part of a continuum of violence, particularly against women and girls.

Ending sexual violence in Darfur: An advocacy agenda
Refugees International, 2007
This booklet gives a great overview of the impact of sexual violence under the conflict in Darfur. With a focus on the impact on rape, and emerging issues as protection and health response.

Sexual Violence and its Consequences among Displaced Persons in Darfur and Chad 
Human Rights Watch, 2005
Presenting the situation in Darfur and Chad, with some focus on the social, psychological, medical/clinical consequences of VAW. Short presentation of preferable, necessary standards for response and caretaking.

Promising democracy imposing theocracy – Gender-Based Violence and the US war on Iraq
MADRE, 2007
This report highlights the situation for women in Iraq, and the role the US and the US military have played in establishing the existing situation.

Gender-based violence in the conflict-affected regions of Ukraine
Ukrainian Centre for Social Reforms 2015
Gender-based violence (GBV) is regarded among the most common human rights violations, occurring all over the world. According to empirical evidence, GBV disproportionately affects women because of the unequal distribution of powers and resources between women and men, women’s economic vulnerability, and their dependent position in the family.

A psychosocial model of healing from the traumas of ethnic cleansing the case of Bosnia
Marta Cullberg Weston, The women to women Foundation 2001
This article is about the situation of traumatized women in Bosnia, and how to help.

Broadening perspectives on trauma and recovery: a socio-interpersonal view of PTSD
European Journal of  Psychotraumatology 2016
The present paper elaborates and extends the social–interpersonal framework model of PTSD. This was developed to complement other intrapersonally focused models of PTSD, which emphasize alterations in an individual’s memory, cognitions, or neurobiology. Four primary reasons for broadening the perspective from the individual to the interpersonal–societal contexts are discussed. The three layers of the model (social affects, close relationships, and culture and society) are outlined.

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against refugees, returnees, and internally displaced persons
UNHCR 2003
This is a solid long (168 s.) guideline about GBV. It includes an overview of GBV, guiding principles, considerations on preventing sexual and gender-based violence, as well as thoughts about responding to GBV (health, psychosocial, legal aspects).

Take five: Uncovering the untold stories of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict
UNWomen 2017
The experience from the ad-hoc tribunals has shown that recognition in the form of a judgment, acknowledging the experiences of survivors and the responsibility of perpetrators, is valuable and can help with healing on a number of levels. With the first few reparation orders at the International Criminal Court, we are starting to see how reparations for such crimes can and should benefit survivors.