Resources & Links
Declaration of Commmitment to End Sexual VIolence in Conflict
The Declaration has been endorsed by 148 countries, three-quarters of UN Member States. All countries that have endorsed the declaration have been invited to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 10 - 13, 2014.
To read the Declaration click here
The Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, launched by Foreign Secretary William Hague, aims to strengthen the UK’s and international response to sexual violence in conflict. A key aspect of this initiative is the creation of a multi-disciplinary Team of Experts.
To learn more about what the team does click here
The Nobel Women's Initiative is lead women Peace Laureates and contributes to strengthening women’s groups who work for peace, justice and equality and increasing the visibility of these groups work around the world.
To see an example of their work in the DRC click here
The United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict acts as the UN’s spokesperson and political advocate for sexual violence in conflict. The current Special Representative is Zainab Hawa Bangura from Sierra Leone. She was appointed to the role in September 2012.
To read about the Office’s work in the DRC click here
The 2014 report of the United Nations Secretary-General on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence identifies parties suspected of committing acts of rape or other conflict-related sexual violence and highlights actions and challenges of states to protect their citizens from this violence between January and December 2013 in 20 countries.
To read the report in full click here
The United Nations Documents for Democratic Republic of Congo compiles the latest Security Council Resolutions, the Secretary-General’s reports, sanctions, human rights council documents and United Nations specialist reports on the DRC. To see the full range of documents click here
International humanitarian law on sexual violence in conflict
The ICRC Resource Centre outlines what sexual violence is, who is affected, the needs of victims and the international humanitarian law governing sexual violence in conflict.
To visit the Resource Centre click here
To read the international humanitarian law convention that prohibits sexual violence in conflict click here