Sub-outcome 3.1

Women and girls who have experienced conflict and/or related sexual and gender-based violence have access to international, regional, national and local security and legal systems

Sub-outcome 3.2

Impunity is combatted by prosecuting suspects and imposing sanctions on perpetrators of violent offences against women and girls, including sexual and gender-based violence

Sub-outcome 3.3

Implementation of article 7.4 of the Arms Trade Treaty has been improved

Sub-outcome 3.4

Asylum policy is gender-sensitive, gender-responsive and gender transformative, with a special focus on unaccompanied women, minors and LGBTQI+ asylum seekers

A survivor-centred and intersectional approach

Protecting women and girls against all forms of violence and protecting their human rights is fundamental for peaceful societies. We support women, men and gender non-binary survivors of (sexual and gender-based) violence, with a specific focus on women human rights defenders and peace builders. A survivor-centred, holistic and intersectional approach guides our interventions. In humanitarian and development work and peace and security processes, we combat all forms of violence against women and girls. This includes upholding the principle of ‘Do No Harm’ and preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. We fight impunity for perpetrators and aim to improve women’s and girls’ access to international, national and local security and legal systems. We work to implement Arms Trade Treaty article 7.4 regarding the impact of the Dutch arms trade on gender-based violence in countries of final destination. All forms of violence against women and girls must be addressed and tackled during their flight, in refugee reception centers and in immigration and asylum procedures. This includes a safe and gender-responsive reception and asylum procedure for single women, minors and LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in the Netherlands.

Learn more about the NAP1325 community's contributions to the protection of women and girls in and from conflict here.

Photo: @Impunity Watch, 'Action legal caso Achi'