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As UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated, sexual violence in conflict is a “threat to our collective security” and a “collective stain on our humanity.” The subject of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is complex. In this section, you can begin with a short list of online resources by region, and news about the SEMA network. We will continue to add to this archive going forward.

As you explore these sections, keep in mind that, according to the United Nations, “practitioners in the field estimate that for each rape reported in connection with a conflict, 10 to 20 cases go undocumented.”

Please also note that views expressed in any links we provide do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the SEMA Network or the Mukwege Foundation.