Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN Chief tells high-level Security Council Debate.

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2019

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Gender, Development & Rights

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UN. (2019). Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN Chief tells high-level Security Council Debate.

This blog summarises a meeting which took place on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the resolution 1888, which created the mandate of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Speakers at the meeting argued that as sexual violence in war largely affects women and girls, prevention must be based in promoting women’s rights and gender equality in all areas, before, during and after conflict. Discussions continue on the stigma an social barriers which continue to contribute to the underreporting of sexual violence during conflict.