Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is prohibited through international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and the UN Security Council resolutions. These legal frameworks set out states' obligations to prevent, stop, and respond to CRSV - and to hold each other to account.
And yet, there is a considerable awareness gap which is preventing the robust enforcement of laws and norms. States need to be better aware of their existing obligations – in response, the Mukwege Foundation has created The Guidebook on State Obligations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - an online resource which compiles the relevant international law and standards in an accessible and user-friendly tool for states, policy makers and civil society.
Find out more about The Guidebook on State Obligations here.