“For decades, women and allies have been working to make gender-based violence a peace and security priority at the local, national, and international levels. With the passing of United Nations Resolution 1325, women’s security has finally been placed on the agenda.
Yet, the implementation of laws providing women in conflict and post-conflict zones with real security and justice is severely lagging. Many survivors still do not have access to medical or psychosocial support, and a stigma surrounding sexual violence prevails.
The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict was established out of a recognized need to collaborate and to have a coordinated plan of action. Together we will create a broad grassroots movement – working in tandem for change at local and international levels – having the maximum impact to transform our global community.