Penn State International Law Review


Rachel Schreck

First Paragraph

Despite repeated promises in United Nations Security Council Resolutions, the United Nations ("U.N.") has failed to implement prevention and rectification measures to address the crime of rape during armed conflict. This failure prolongs a global and historical tendency to ignore or dismiss the prevalent sexual violence against women during war. Historically, women's voices were unheard, rendering the rape and torture of women during armed conflict a seemingly unimportant matter.