The time for reparation is now
Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is a brutal act of war; it destroys a victim’s life as they know it and is the beginning of a long and arduous process of rebuilding every aspect of their existence. Reparation1 is essential to that process. However, it is rarely provided. Inaction by States and the international community is often justified with claims that providing reparation to CRSV survivors and victims is too complex, stigmatising, or unaffordable. Long used as a reason not to act, the feasibility of providing meaningful reparative measures should no longer be questioned.
The time for reparation is now.
Reparation is a right and a priority for survivors.