CARE International Policy Position on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

CARE calls for action during the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, June 2014.

We acknowledge that justice for survivors has been woefully inadequate and recognise the important focus on impunity and the launch of the new protocol to document and prosecute sexual violence. However, to truly meet the scale and ambition of this summit, which seeks to end sexual violence, CARE International believes that a more comprehensive approach must be adopted. One that also tackles entrenched gender inequality in times of peace and war, and responds to survivors needs. Crucially, the summit must also demonstrate how political commitments made in London translate into tangible changes in the lives of survivors and communities affected by conflict.