Development cooperation ,23.07.2014

UN Action on Sexual Violence in Conflict


The aim of the project is to elevate sexual violence as a core peace and security challenge. The project is aimed at fragile states: Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Liberia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The beneficiaries are the inhabitants of conflict-ridden areas, especially women and girls, who are in danger of becoming victims of sexual violence as a part of war strategies during and after conflicts. The project aims to: 1. Prevent sexual violence as a method of warfare and a threat to international peace and security 2. Respond to the needs of survivors 3. Address rape from a judicial and rule of law perspective as a part of reconstruction and development efforts post conflict. The project is executed by UN Action on Sexual Violence in Conflict, coordinationg 13 UN-organizations in conflict areas. The organizations are as follows: DPA, DPKO, OCHA, OHCHR, PBSO, UNAIDS, INDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF UNODC, UN Women and WHP. The project is led by Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Finland’s financing for the project is 2 million euros in year 2014.

Funding decision  23.07.2014

2 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Human rights 34%
  • Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 33%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 33%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • youth

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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