UN Resolution 1820

UN Resolution 1820, passed in 2008, states that rape and other forms of sexual violence can constitute a war crime, a crime against humanity...
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Men and Sexual Violence

Sexual violence in conflict impacts everyone - including men and boys. While accurate numbers of women raped and otherwise sexually assaulted...
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Trauma and Economic Impact

Sexual violence in conflict can create such trauma, especially when left untreated and when it occurs in societies in which survivors feel stigma...
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Rights of the Accused and Convicted

Goma prison. Photo: Film still from The Prosecutors, Michael Christopher Brown

Goma prison. Photo: Film still from The Prosecutors, Michael Christopher Brown

One of the significant challenges of ensuring that justice reaches all parties involved in prosecution of sexual violence in conflict is...
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Realities of Testimony

A witness testifies at a trial in Minova, DRC. Photo: Film still from The Prosecutors, Michael Christopher Brown

A witness testifies at a trial in Minova, DRC. Photo: Film still from The Prosecutors, Michael Christopher Brown

Prosecuting a case often hinges on testimony - a complex act in situations where privacy, fear, and possible stigma may impact the willingness of survivors...
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Pregnancy and Children

Sexual violence is unique in that it can create a human being. As a result, it has sometimes been the stated intent of perpetrators to create children who are of...
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