Gender-based violence is not a reported statistic of conflict, however, it affects one in five women in conflict settings. Sexual violence against women and girls is widespread in conflict and is used as war tactic. Domestic violence, trafficking, and child marriage are exacerbated during times of conflict. The UN Security Council has adopted international commitments to address gender-based violence in conflict and UNWomen has programs to support women’s engagement in all aspects of peacebuilding.
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