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88 | March 2023

Sexual Violence. Sea Rescue. Measures Of Men.

Newsletter
2023

Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) has often been ignored in attempts to come to terms with war crimes in various armed conflicts, while its brutal impacts take on multiple forms in different societies across the world. When acts of sexual violence are systematically weaponized in wartime conflict, they amount to war crimes and must be treated accordingly.

In a landmark decision on the system of sexual slavery established by the occupying Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines during WWII, the UN Committee CEDAW has recommended that 24 remaining women survivors – many now in their 80s and 90s – finally receive an official acknowledgment of and reparations for the suffering they endured.

 

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