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UN Office on Drugs and Crime


Conflict-related sexual violence requires our combined and coordinated response. UNODC promotes crime prevention and criminal justice responses to gender-based violence to enhance access to justice for female victims in conflict and post-conflict countries. The Office supports justice systems in preventing and responding to serious forms of violence against children.  UNODC also supports Member States to develop and implement legislative and criminal justice procedures to address sexual and gender-based violence committed by terrorist groups including when committed against children recruited and exploited by terrorist and violent extremist groups. To accelerate protection and resilience against conflict-related sexual violence, UNODC will intensify its cooperation with the UN System, in particular UN’s peacekeeping missions, United Nations Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, regional organizations, and civil society.

Publications Relevant to CRSV:

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons – 2020

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons − in the context of armed conflict –  2018

Thematic Paper: Countering Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations – 2018

Briefing Note: Countering Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations – 2018

Abused and Neglected: A Gender Perspective on Aggravated Migrant Smuggling Offences and Response – 2021

Strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence, jointly published with WHO and the UN Action – 2015

Handbook on Gender Dimensions of Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism – 2019

Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups: The Role of the Justice System – 2017

UNODC Roadmap on the Treatment of Children Associated with Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups- 2019