The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is marked on 19th June, which aims to raise awareness on the need to end conflict-related sexual violence and urge the international community to stand in solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence around the world. The day recognizes sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict as a human rights violation, a tactic of war and a threat to global peace and security, requiring an operational security, justice and service response.
In Nepal, it has been 10 years since the official end of the conflict and still many Nepalese continue to suffer the consequences of the human rights abuses, which occurred during the conflict. Particularly in the case of sexual violence, there were few reported cases during the conflict from journalists and international observers, but after the end of the conflict a number of persons came forward to report incidences of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV).
The need to address conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) survivors has been recognized over time and at many levels. Both the UN and the Government of Nepal’s (GoN’s) remain committed to ending impunity and providing services to survivors of CRSV.