Nordås, Ragnhild (2013) Preventing Conflict-related Sexual Violence, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Most policies on conflict-related sexual violence have focused on helping the survivors of such abuse. However, we also need to focus on prevention: how to stop sexual violence from occurring in the first place. The fact that many armed groups manage to effectively prohibit sexual violence shows that prevention is possible. Several routes to prevention are outlined here:
Senior Researcher & Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.