Development cooperation , 04.12.2017

UN Team of Experts on Sexual Violence in Conflicts Guinea Project

Description

The UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law/Sexual Violence in Conflict is a body created to assist governments in conflict and post-conflict situations to address impunity for sexual violence. The mandate of the Team of Experts is focused on supporting local institutions to address such crimes and it works in close cooperation with other UN organizations. The experts team has conducted a project in Guinea, focusing on events in Conakry Stadium. The events resulted in serious human rights violations, including crimes related to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). Finland has supported this regional and thematical Guinea project previously in 2013. The project contributes to the enhancement of rule of law, the rights of women and girls as well as the fight against impunity. Now the project has reached a phase when trial preparations are proceeding. Finland's support would be used to establishing a coordination committee to prepare for the trials, protection of witnesses and victims, community level initiatives as well as training judges. The work of the expert team in Guinea has effectively supported local government officials ownership and national criminal accountability. Support is still needed in order to support the efforts in ensuring fair trials and in ensuring the expertise needed to prosecute SGBV-crimes.

Funding decision  04.12.2017

150 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • youth

Funding channel

  • YK:n kehitysohjelma
  • Muut toteuttajat

Contact

oik-10

Code for the object of funding

24301202

ID

UHA2017-005630

Modified

11.01.2018