Project profile — Rapid Deployment of Gender Experts to Secure Accountability for Sexual Gender- Based Crimes

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Rapid Deployment of Gender Experts to Secure Accountability for Sexual Gender- Based Crimes - Overview
UN Women (XM-DAC-41146)
2017-03-31 - 2021-03-31
Country / region • Europe, regional (19.38%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (3.10%)
• Africa, regional (19.38%)
• Oceania, regional (19.38%)
• Asia, regional (19.38%)
• America, regional (19.38%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (81.35%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (18.65%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to increase the capacity of international organizations and transitional justice mechanisms to investigate and prosecute sexual and gender-based violence crimes committed during conflicts by deploying gender-based violence experts to justice and accountability mechanisms around the world. The project also works to provide up to fifteen deployments in response to urgent requests for expertise to support accountability for conflict related sexual and gender-based crimes.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) adopting and implementing women, peace and security commitments and accountability frameworks in conflict and post-conflict situations; and (2) providing support to national and regional implementation and monitoring of WPS and related commitments so that Member States are more accountable.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) deployed 58 experts to missions supporting justice and accountability in relation to international crimes, sexual and gender-based violence and serious human rights violations in 14 countries around the world; (2) documented crimes, including horrific sexual and gender-based violence crimes, committed in Syria and Yemen; (3) ensured survivors of SGBV encounter professional investigators who uphold the principle of do no harm and know how to overcome the challenges specific to sexual violence investigations; (4) ensured SGBV is documented, so that perpetrators can one day be held to account and survivors can access justice, an essential building block of peaceful and inclusive societies; (5) provided support so that UN Women responds to urgent requests for specialized investigators, in countries where conflict is ongoing and support is needed most; and (6) provided support so that UN Women continues to uphold the commitment of the Secretary-General to provide every UN-mandated commission of inquiry with a gender expert, and meets its targets in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.



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