A Call for Sweden to Protect the Right to Abortion for Girls and Women Surviving Rape in Armed Conflict
Sweden has the political will necessary to lead donor states in complying with Resolution 2106. The first step must be for Sweden to ensure that its humanitarian aid for female victims of rape in armed conflict complies with the non-discrimination mandates of the Geneva Conventions, and includes the option of abortion.
Currently over 95% of Sweden’s humanitarian aid for victims of armed conflict, goes to entities which discriminate against female war rape survivors by denying them abortions. This treatment of women raped in war flouts Sweden’s longstanding commitment to women’s equality and good humanitarian practices.