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Training on Issues on Sexual Violence in the Armed Conflict: A Methodological Proposal for Public Servants

We contribute some pedagogical materials to develop a training program on this topic. We hope its implementation will contribute to an improvement in the attention given to survivors, and the investigation and judicialization of sexual violence committed in the armed conflict with the goal of reducing impunity for these crimes and increasing survivors’ access to justice.

 

Sexual violence committed in the context of the armed conflict comprises a large number of atrocious crimes, which disproportionately affect women. Specifically, the Sentence 092 of 2008, based on the quality of subject of special constitutional protection that women have in Colombia, found that sexual violence against them is a “habitual, widespread, systematic and invisible practice in the context of the armed conflict (Constitutional Court, 2008a), and constitutes one of the risk factors to which women are exposed by virtue of their gender, and which causes these disproportionate impacts.


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