Fact Sheet: Sexual Violence and Conflict

Monday, December 1, 2008
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Sexual violence is used by combatants to humiliate and demoralize opponents, to initiate and discipline their own troops, and to forcibly displace populations. Sexual violence is used to perpetuate conflict through the disruption and displacement of communities and individuals. Sexual violence undermines the ability of women and girls to participate in conflict resolution, elections, governance and post-conflict reconstruction processes.

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Fact Sheet: Sexual Violence and Conflict, Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group (2008)