Combating Sexual Violence in the DRC. Towards a Comprehensive Approach?
NUPI Report | Oslo, NUPI | 38 pages
This report focuses on two United Nations Security Council Resolutions: S/RES/1325 (2000) on women, peace and security, and S/RES/1820 (2008) on sexual violence in war and conflict. Sexual violence has been a part of the warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for more than a decade. Much of the focus of the international community has therefore been on measures to address this issue. This report offers a critical discussion of current protection and prevention efforts within the Comprehensive Strategy on
Combating Sexual Violence in the DRC framework. The empirical scope is narrowed down to the most affected region: North Kivu. The findings are based on two weeks of fieldwork in March 2009 and a review of key policy documents.