default Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence; an analytical inventory of peacekeeping practice

Title: Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence; an analytical inventory of peacekeeping practice  
Institution: UN (UNDPKO & UNIFEM)
Publication date: 2010
Keywords: Gender, Women Peace and Security

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This publication provides practical examples of tasks, tactics and checklists that can be used by military peacekeepers to maximise their response to conflict related sexual violence. It captures innovative strategies by peacekeepers with the aim of moving from best intentions to best practice. From firewood patrols in Darfur, to market escorts, night patrols and early-warning systems in DRC, or rehabilitating civilian infrastructure in Haiti, this document captures direct and indirect efforts to combat sexual violence at the tactical level, as well as a checklist of emerging elements for an effective response at the strategic level. It provides – for the first time – a knowledge base to help military peacekeepers and planners operationalize their obligations to prevent sexual violence and improve women’s security, as part of broader efforts to safeguard civilians from the effects of hostilities.

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