on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict located in my office to support

On rule of law and sexual violence in conflict

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on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, located in my office, to support national authorities to strengthen the rule of law response to sexual violence crimes. I have made it a priority to reflect in these agreements that all actions be integrated in the context of wider, national efforts on gender-based violence, so that the response to sexual violence contributes to the transformation of pre-existing structural gender inequalities and thereby enables the consolidation of more inclusive democratic societies. I coordinate efforts across the UN through UN Action against Sexual Violence - a network of 13 UN entities which I chair, to also ensure that all impediments to women’s full and formal participation in political, economic and social life, are removed. Self-reliance, economic 2
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empowerment and political voice are among the most effective forms of protection from conflict-related violence. It is in that same spirit that in July 2018 my Office signed a Framework of Cooperation with the CEDAW Committee, marking a first collaboration between a Security Council mandated body and a human rights mechanism. Conclusion Gender-based violence was considered the “missing dimension” of the MDGs. Today, the SDGs provide a comprehensive blueprint for addressing gender inequality and enhancing peace and shared prosperity. The international community has set its sights on the year 2030 as the expiry date for gender-based inequality and violence in all its forms. The survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by war, have a right to justice, reparations and redress, and must not be left behind in these efforts. 3
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