Global Efforts to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

25-06-2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict was co-chaired by the UK and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. An International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence was a key result of the summit. The summit also highlighted the importance of: - providing support for victims of sexual violence ; - strengthening the capacity of national and international security and justice personnel ; - closer international cooperation. Building on the summit’s momentum, the European Parliament could : - urge all the Member States to apply the International Protocol ; - advocate mainstreaming this objective into EU CFSP actions ; - suggest increasing assistance for programmes fighting sexual and gender-based violence ; - promote this objective in its own positions and actions.

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict was co-chaired by the UK and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. An International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence was a key result of the summit. The summit also highlighted the importance of: - providing support for victims of sexual violence ; - strengthening the capacity of national and international security and justice personnel ; - closer international cooperation. Building on the summit’s momentum, the European Parliament could : - urge all the Member States to apply the International Protocol ; - advocate mainstreaming this objective into EU CFSP actions ; - suggest increasing assistance for programmes fighting sexual and gender-based violence ; - promote this objective in its own positions and actions.