Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective

Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence are an endemic problem of conflict-affected societies around the world. Because many of the civil wars of the last two decades have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, this region has been the focus of a good deal of international attention and efforts to address conflict-related violence. In eastern, central, and southern Africa, studies have demonstrated the links between sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and the overall health, development, and standards of human rights of a society. Since 2000, the international community, under the guidance of the United Nations (UN) and Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, has taken increased interest in the unique ways in which women experience war and conflict – in particular, sexual and gender-based violence. Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions under the Women, Peace and Security agenda (1820, 1888, 1889, 1960) urges all states and relevant actors…

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