2018 International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed every year on June 19 to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes. The date was chosen to commemorate the adoption on June 19, 2008 of UN Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), in which the 15-nation council condemned sexual violence as a tactic of war and an impediment to peace-building. The 2018 Theme is “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War”.
Topics: Crimes against women • Humans • International framework of sexual violence • Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict • Sexual Violence • United Nations Security Council Resolution • Violence • Violence against men • Violence against women