Excerpt of article from Inter Press Service that quotes GJC President Akila Radhakrishnan.
Akila Radhakrishnan, president of the Global Justice Centre, said that COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting women, with higher risks of domestic violence, and difficulty in accessing assistance.
“All of these risks are amplified in conflict settings, resulting in very real concerns over delayed access to care and legal processes,” she said.
She said countries must go beyond paper commitments and take concrete steps to end impunity for these crimes, and provide meaningful support to survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV).
“This crime is preventable, we just need the political and moral will to make it so,” she said.