Effectiveness of the United Nations' Security Council to Prevent Conflict Related Sexual Violence [open pdf - 764KB]
From the abstract: "Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) is not a new wartime phenomenon but has, in recent decades become more widespread. The atrocity is often recognized as an inevitable circumstance of war that has evolved into a calculated strategic device which enables perpetrators to destabilize regions, force refugees across borders, displaces millions, and creates conditions that extremist can exploit. My research suggests any efforts towards preventing CRSV should focus on establishing and applying relevant, developmental, and sustainable programs. Additionally, institutions, specifically the UNSC [United Nations Security Council], responsible for maintaining peace and security should have unequivocal authority."
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