International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On June 19, the Justice4Yemen Pact highlights the urgent issue of increasing systematic sexual violence against women in Yemen. The statement details two main forms of violence: direct assaults by warring parties and the breakdown of societal structures exacerbating gender inequalities. Warring parties use sexual violence to terrorize and control, while societal collapse makes women more vulnerable and stigmatizes victims. The statement highly recommends the immediate cessation of violations, adherence to international agreements, support for women-led organizations, protection of female prisoners, and prioritizing health and protection for women and marginalized groups. The statement calls for global action, accountability, and comprehensive strategies to address and prevent sexual violence in conflict.

Read the full statement below

An Arabic copy can be found at: