Sexual violence

weapon of war, impediment to peace
FMR 27
January 2007

FMR 27 explores the challenges and opportunities for combating sexual violence in conflict, post-conflict and development recovery contexts. Produced in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), it builds on momentum generated by the June 2006 International Symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Beyond jointly convened by UNFPA, the European Commission and the Government of Belgium. Practice-oriented submissions from 40 specialists from a wide range of humanitarian agencies highlight key issues and challenges, best practices, innovative programmes and recommendations.

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We are grateful for funding support from UNFPA, the European Commission, Belgian Development Cooperation, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Development Agency, Concern Worldwide, Oxfam Novib, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Programme. Thanks to their generosity we are able to significantly increase our usual print runs in order to contribute towards improving international understanding of the nature of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and how to combat it. This issue has also been published in French, Arabic and Spanish.

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This issue of FMR is complemented by a Forced Migration Online guide to GBV resources.