Security Council Resolution 1820: Women Peace and Security

Tuesday, January 1, 2008
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Wartime sexual violence has been one of history‟s greatest silences. Sexual violence holds entire communities hostage: economic, social, cultural, inter-generational impact –women cannot access water points/markets; children cannot safely get to school; fuels vicious cycles of reprisal; “war babies” ostracised.

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Unifem, Security Council Resolution 1820: WPS (2008)