U.S. Department Of State’s Office Of Global Women’s Issues Recognizes International Day For Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Amelia Apgar, intern at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, which takes place annually on June 19, and discusses U.S. efforts to address sexual and gender-based violence, including through the new U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security. Apgar writes, “The United States recognizes that women around the world provide a unique and central perspective on conflict resolution and the building of an enduring peace, creating a demonstrable link between women and international security — and that addressing gender inequality and women’s empowerment are essential to fighting sexual violence and holding those responsible accountable” (6/19).
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