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Sexual Violence Against Children in Conflict: Unspeakable Crimes

General Material

This report describes atrocities against children during times of conflict, calling on G8 countries to take the following action:

  • Place children at the centre of internationalaction on sexual violence in conflict
  • Fund the protection of childrenand the prevention of violence
  • End impunity for sexual violenceagainst children
  • Ensure the UN has the mandate, capacityand resources to play its role in protectingchildren from sexual violence

The report suggests a deliver-empower-change-reform model for addressing the problem:

  • Deliver comprehensive child-centred services
  • Empower children and their communities (especially women and girls)
  • Change social norms to reduce the likelihood of sexual violence against children
  • Reform laws and institutions and build political will to prevent and respond to sexual violence