Tanya Domi co-authored a policy brief on “Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Policy Options for Ukraine, the United States, and the International Community.” The report was published by New Lines Institute (Sept. 2023).
From the Executive Summary:
Since the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in 2014, there have been countless reports of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) committed by the Russian forces against Ukrainian civilians of all ages and genders. Women in particular have faced extensive sexual violence during this conflict; they have reported being gang raped, having their families be forced to watch Russians raping them, being branded by soldiers after their rapes, being held as sexual slaves, and being raped until they are pregnant – all of which act as a deliberate method to subjugate the survivors and further break down societal norms and bonds. The international community must react swiftly, and the response must be survivor-oriented toward justice.
Read the Report.