In April this year, WILPF was closely following the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2467 on sexual violence in conflict. The resolution aims to be a powerful new instrument to eradicate conflict-related sexual crimes, to prevent them through justice and accountability and affirms that a survivor-centred approach must guide every aspect of the response of affected countries and the international community.
Adopted on 23 April 2019, the resolution has been greeted with scepticism and dismay concerning the advancement of the Women Peace and Security agenda. WILPF raised concerns about the language used in the resolution 2467, but still recognises the value of this resolution.
As part of the Gendered Peace Project, WILPF Secretary-General Madeleine Rees, and Christine Chinkin, a well-known expert in Women Peace and Security, have shared their expertise and written a commentary about the UN Security Council resolution 2467.
In the commentary, they “argue that there are reasons for optimism with respect to these issues and that this Resolution, in conjunction with the earlier Women Peace and Security Resolutions, ensures the continuation of State legal obligations and the basis for civil society action for implementation of those obligations.”