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Despite their clear obligation under international law, States are often reluctant to enact administrative reparation programmes. A key reason for their inaction is that reparations are often perceived as unaffordable. This is false. 

Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence have a right to reparation for the harms they have suffered, there is a legal and moral imperative to find ways to finance the fulfilment of this right. There are diverse forms of financing available for reparation programmes.  

Mixing both traditional and innovative methods is necessary to yield the results for sufficient and sustainable funds. Investing in these programmes provides justice and healing for survivors, along with positive long-term economic impact and increased stability. Policymakers must identify, allocate, and blend financing pathways to develop realistic and long-term reparation programmes that are accessible to all survivors.  

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