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of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Sexual Violence in Detention

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We have long been working to prevent and end sexual violence in armed conflicts and to ensure that the countless victims – men, women, boys and girls – receive the help they need.

In this document, we examine sexual violence specifically in relation to people deprived of their liberty. We consider why individuals are at risk of sexual violence in detention and how to prevent and reduce that risk. We also set out some potential steps to take when sexual violence occurs.