time_to_actJane Galv√£o, PhD

This commentary describes efforts to address sexual violence, especially in situations of armed conflict, and bringing attention to this issue in connection with the Post-2015 United Nations (UN) Development Agenda.1 Analysis on sexual violence during armed conflict is not a new subject and even an initiative UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) was launched in March 2007, bringing together 13 UN entities,2 but here I will focus on some of the international responses, and particularly on the UN Security Council resolutions. I will highlight the resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council from the year 2000 to 2011, illustrate the issue mentioning Kosovo and Rwanda as examples of prosecution of perpetrators of sexual violence during armed conflicts, as well as the United Kingdom Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, launched in 2012.3