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UN Women

UN Women on CRSV:

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, contributes to CRSV prevention and response with a survivor-centered approach on several fronts including inter alia:

      • Giving voice, support, and visibility to survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and promoting their leadership.
      • Supporting women human rights defenders in conflict settings in the development and implementation of protection strategies allowing them to carry on their work whilst mitigating their risks.
      • Facilitating the economic empowerment of survivors through tailor-made livelihood programmes and access to reparations.
      • Supporting partners in the provision of comprehensive and effective care for survivors and witnesses before, during, and after their trials, and monitoring and documenting the treatment of witnesses by judges and prosecutors.
      • Supporting governments in the development and implementation of 1325 National Action Plans for the advancement of Women, Peace and Security agenda, as well as legislative reform addressing gender inequality and sexual and gender-based violence.
      • Maintaining a roster of experts on justice for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) with Justice Rapid Response, and deploying more than 20 experts each year from the roster to support national and international accountability processes.
      • Working to advance women’s participation in the military components of peace operations to enhance the vital role they play in countering CRSV, through the Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations and the Female Military Officers Course.