Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation

Strategy 2:

Justice and Accountability

Establishing and implementing laws and holding perpetrators accountable.

 

Law serves as an effective tool to end and prevent rape as a weapon of war. When laws are implemented and enforced, more survivors are able to access justice and more perpetrators will be held accountable.

Law enforcement can deter perpetrators and may help to end the cycle of impunity, which otherwise fuels future crimes. If perpetrators fear punishment, they are more likely to end the practice of using rape as a weapon of war.

Legitimate law and legal structures also give victims confidence to demand their rights and feel less wronged.

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