Challenging Assumptions Of Sexual Violence In Conflict Important Step In Creating Awareness, Preventative Measures
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: To Prevent Sexual Violence In Conflict, We Have To Understand It First
Recognizing the International Day to Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict, held on June 19, Catherine Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues at the State Department, outlines various assumptions related to sexual violence in conflict, writing, “By exploring [the connections between ideologies that allow sexual violence and create instability], challenging our assumptions, and broadening the conversation, we can gain a better understanding of this issue — and put preventative measures in place…” (6/19).
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