“War is an inherently patriarchal activity, and rape is one of the most extreme expressions of the patriarchal drive toward masculine domination
over the woman. This patriarchal ideology is further enforced by the aggressive character of the war itself, that is to dominate and control
another nation or people.”
This volume contains the speeches delivered at these side events, at which high-ranking officials and experts on GBV presented comprehensive ways of reducing the risk of such violence, increasing the quality of protection for girl victims, and ending the impunity for perpetrators. It also includes the most recent and most effective prevention and mitigation strategies on gender-based violence against underage girls.
1. In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 23/25, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences outlines her activities and sets out her vision of the mandate, and the methods
of work she intends to use throughout it.