Guidance

Principles for Global Action on tackling the stigma of Sexual Violence in Conflict

This practical guide raises awareness among policy makers of the challenges and sensitivities of stigma from a survivor’s perspective.

Documents

Principles for global action: preventing and addressing stigma associated with conflict-related sexual violence

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Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative stigma workshop: overview

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Central African Republic

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Colombia

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Kosovo

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Mali

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Nepal

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Sri Lanka

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Sudan

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South Sudan

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Uganda

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These ‘Principles for Global Action’ have been developed with contributions from over 120 experts, governments, non-governmental organisations and civil society. It is a practical guide that aims to raise awareness among policy makers of the challenges, issues and sensitivities of stigma from a survivor’s perspective.

The Principles for Global Action is the primary output of the end stigma campaign thus far following intense collaboration and consultation with the international community. The principles are intended as a useful tool in suggesting potential steps which could be taken such as judicial reform, media standards and monitoring.

Following on from the principles, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has held 9 stigma workshops so far in conflict affected countries in 2017. The workshops aimed to further understanding of the specific dynamics of the stigma of conflict-related sexual violence on a personal, community and structural level. Non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies or British diplomats facilitated the workshops and the findings have been compiled into individual country reports.

Published 19 September 2017