The Human Rights Center launched the Sexual Violence Program in 2010 to improve accountability for, and protection from, sexual and gender-based violence in areas affected by armed conflict and other humanitarian emergencies.
Our research identifies priority challenges and local innovations, which policymakers and practitioners alike use to improve decision-making, law reform, and resource allocation.
The program is currently involved in the following activities:
- Improving Accountability — We provide research on legal accountability for sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings and technical assistance to national courts and human rights defenders
- Strengthening Protection — We study protection needs and options for refugees and other forcibly displaced people who are fleeing sexual violence in humanitarian zones.
- Teaching and Convening — We teach and mentor students and convene key actors to cross-pollinate knowledge and promising practices related to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict contexts.