Sexual and gender-based violence occurs during armed conflict and long after the guns have gone silent. It destroys the social fabric. International criminal justice has treated such acts as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The fight against impunity is crucial to preventing these crimes and the Rome Statute constitutes a breakthrough in this regard.
Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Study, Foreign Policy in Focus
Yael Danieli, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
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