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SRSG/SVC

The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC) serves as the United Nations’ spokesperson and political advocate on conflict-related sexual violence, and is the chair of the network UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict.The Office was established by Security Council resolution 1888 (2009), one in a series of resolutions which recognized the detrimental impact that sexual violence in conflict has on communities, and acknowledged that this crime undermines efforts at peace and security and rebuilding once a conflict has ended.  These resolutions signal a change in the way the international community views and deals with conflict-related sexual violence.  It is no longer seen as an inevitable by-product of war, but rather a crime that is preventable and punishable under international human rights law.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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