For a list of relevant guidance documents, please refer to the mapping conducted by UN Action
Matrix: Early Warning Indicators on Conflict- Related Sexual Violence, UN Action Secretariat UNIFEM OSRSG-SVC (2012)
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.
Guidance Note: Comprehensive Strategies to Combat Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, UN Action network (2012)
This guidance note aims to provide a set of minimum benchmarks and informs the process to develop Comprehensive Strategies, and highlights examples of countries where, with the support of UN Action, such Strategies have already been developed and/or implemented.
Strengthening Prevention of Conflict-related Sexual Violence with Nonstate Armed Groups: A Preliminary Framework for Key Prevention Strategies, OCHA UNICEF, UNA008 (2011)
This report analyses research and practice intended to prevent CRSV committed by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) and identifies key “influencers” — those at the international, regional, national and local levels who might effect change in the behaviour of armed groups. It suggests a framework for different areas of work with NSAGs and strategies for addressing NSAG Related Risk Factors.
Provisional Guidance Note on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010) On Women, Peace and Security (conflict-related sexual violence), UN Action network, OSRSG-SVC (2011)
The purpose of this note is to provide information on key operational elements of the resolutions, namely: setting up MARA; reporting on parties credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence for the purposes of listing these parties in annexes to the SG’s annual reports; and securing commitments by parties to armed conflict to cease and prevent sexual violence.
Analytical and Conceptual Framing of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, UN Action network (2011)
This note defines the scope of CRSV primarily for the purpose of standardising reporting through the MARA. It outlines the international crimes against which the MARA can report, provides information the threshold for listing parties to conflict, and frames a definition of CRSV combining relevant legal and political thresholds.
Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence — An Analytical Inventory of Peacekeeping Practice, UNIFEM DPKO (2010)
This document provides an inventory of peacekeeping operations’ tasks and tactics to address CRSV, as well as a checklist of emerging elements for an effective response at the strategic level.
Reporting and interpreting data on sexual violence from conflict-affected countries: dos and don’ts, UN Action network (2007)
This note is intended to assist staff from UNCT and Integrated Missions to improve data collection, analysis and reporting on CRSV. It notes that any data collected on sexual violence must respect established ethical and safety principles, such as security, confidentiality, anonymity, informed consent, safety and protection from retribution, and protection of the data itself.
Summary of WHO ethical and safety recommendations for researching documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies, UN Action network (2007)
This information sheet summarises the eight recommendations developed by WHO to assist and inform all those involved in sexual violence inquiries (including funders, data collectors, researchers, programme planners, interpreters, data entry staff, drivers, users of data and others) and to ensure that the necessary safety and ethical safeguards are in place before any inquiry.