The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) is proud to announce that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) have joined the United Nations Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action), a network uniting the work of 14 UN entities on the common goal of ending #CRSV. By strengthening our alliances and working TOGETHER, we can #EndRapeInWar!
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM shares the goal of UN Action members to end sexual violence in conflict and is committed to improving coordination and accountability, amplifying programming and advocacy, and supporting national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors. IOM’s extensive operational footprint, global cluster leadership on GBV risk mitigation, and provision of direct support to survivors of conflict-related sexual violence uniquely position IOM to complement UN Action members and strengthen the work of the network as a whole.
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Conflict-related sexual violence is massively enabled by the presence of illicit weaponry in civilian hands, or the misuse of government-owned arms. UNODA works with its many partners to regulate weapons flows, secure arsenals, prevent gun trafficking, and reverse the excessive accumulation of arms. The issue of ‘small arms’ is particularly gender-relevant. That is why UNODA promotes participation of women in peace and security at all levels, training security forces, fostering community violence reduction, and assisting young men to explore paths towards increased security and prosperity that do not involve illicit gun ownership.