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.
Rachel Schreck, Rhetoric Without Results: United Nations Security Council Resolutions Concerning Rape During Armed Conflict, 28 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 83 (2009).