In an article in PassBlue, Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and Zainab Bangura, former UN Special Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict, recommend six steps to end this scourge on women, girls, men and boys.
- Pursue justice
- Enable access to justice
- Do not ignore the value of data
- Offer holistic care
- Carry out UN Security Council Resolution 1325 effectively
- Address sexual violence in peace agreements and ensure that women actively participate in negotiations