For a list of relevant guidance documents, please refer to the mapping conducted by UN Action
Framework on the Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Developed through consultations with UN Action member entities, the Framework is a multi-stakeholder “road map” to guide the development and support of structural and operational CRSV prevention measures for international actors, including governments, UN agencies and civil society organisations. The Framework outlines critical considerations for the prevention of CRSV in a clear, comprehensive way, in order to advise the development and support of structural and operational matters, outlining two main aspects: i) preventing occurrence of CRSV, and ii) preventing further harm once violence has occurred. The Framework can be implemented at the regional, national and local levels, adapted to each context, to improve and expand programmatic efforts in CRSV prevention.
Addressing CRSV: Private Sector Opportunities for Engagement (Full Paper)
Addressing CRSV: Private Sector Opportunities for Engagement is a first of its kind white paper created through a partnership between CTG (Committed to Good) and UN Action. Through real life case studies of private sector organisations working in the broader area of Women, Peace and Security, this white paper highlights 7 actions that businesses can take to prevent and respond to CRSV with UN Action.
Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Framework: Preview
On the 2022 commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, SRSG-SVC, Ms. Pramila Patten, launched a preview of the "Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Conflict Framework". The Framework will serve as a tool for governments, civil society and the UN system to strategically prevent CRSV from occurring and will be launched in August 2022.
Key Resources and Tools on Anti-Trafficking in the context of the Ukraine crisis
This document developed by the Inter-Agency Coordinator Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAt), lists key resources and tools on for practitioners on anti-trafficking in the context of the Ukraine crisis, including early warning and situation reports, awareness-raising materials, and key statements (up to 31 March 2022).
UN Women Brief on CRSV
This UN Women brief on CRSV includes a brief definition of CRSV, a table noting the key 'differences' between GBV and CRSV, a summary of international frameworks that address CRSV, as well as a list of examples of UN Women's work on CRSV.
Matrix: Early Warning Indicators on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (2012) (Digital Version)
This system-wide reference tool aims to help field personnel to detect and anticipate spikes in CRSV. The indicators are structured around six pillars that highlight the various dimensions of the problem and the constituencies needed for action, namely: military/ security; social/humanitarian; political/legal; economic; media-related and health. The UN Action Secretariat updated the visuals in this document in March 2022.
Policy Cheat Sheet for UN Field Missions: Preventing and Responding to CRSV
Developed in collaboration with DPPA, OHCHR and OSRSG-SVC, this policy cheat sheet summarises the key aspects from the UN Field Missions: Policy on Preventing and Responding to Conflict Related Sexual Violence as a useful tool to support the implementation of the CRSV Policy and efforts to mainstreaming CRSV across UN entities.
Peacekeeping Operations: Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (2020 Annual Report)
This is a first of its kind report capturing activities and good practices in preventing and responding to CRSV by MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNAMID and UNMISS in 2020, developed by DPO. The report promotes the implementation of the Policy for United Nations Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to CRSV and accompanying handbook, both released in 2020, by enhancing mission-to-mission learning and raising the profile of the CRSV mandate among personnel in peacekeeping missions, Headquarters and Member States
UNMISS Joint Action Plan of the Armed Forces on CRSV (2021 – 2023)
The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Hon. Angelina Teny, and senior leadership of the Joint Defence Board (JDB) launched the “Action Plan for the Armed Forces on addressing conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan” on the 19th of June 2021. It was a significant event as it coincided with the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The action plan builds on and unifies the SSPDF and SPLA-IO action plans on addressing CRSV.
Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance on Investigation and Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
The Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance on Investigation and Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence was produced by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (“OSRSG-SVC”). It benefited from the work of Maxine Marcus and Kathy Roberts, Co-Directors of Partners in Justice International (“PJI”) who were its lead drafters. Working under the auspices of and in close collaboration with the OSRSG-SVC, the drafting team consulted with experts, practitioners, and litigators both inside and outside the UN system, as well as directly with victims and survivors. An early draft of the OSRSG-SVC’s Model Legislative Provisions and Guidance was also subject to a “peer review” process facilitated by the Core Team of the UN Global Focal Point for Rule of Law (“GFP”). The OSRSG-SVC thanks the Core Team of the GFP and those GFP entities that provided comments during the “peer review” process.