Lunchbox/Soapbox: Natasha Yacoub on Sex as a Weapon of War
Sexual violence against civilians is a common feature in modern wars. The impact on survivors, primarily women and girls, and their communities is devastating. There have been strong moves by the international community to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict. International human rights lawyer Natasha Yacoub explores whether these measures go far enough, and what more is needed to make a real change.
Note: The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations.
Natasha Yacoub is an international human rights lawyer. After a period with the Australian federal government, she spent the past 11 years working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).