August 2023

Unveiling the shadows: Navigating the complexities of mapping CRSV in South Asian conflicts

Written by Treesa Shaju

Conflict related sexual violence (CRSV) is defined as any sexual violence that transpires directly or indirectly during a conflict. These include rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage and any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity perpetrated  against people. Though CRSV mainly targets women and girls, men and boys are also victims.