Drawing on archives recently opened to the public, this study provides a broad chronological and geographic overview of the ICRC's activities from 1966 to 1975 and traces the development of its policy on visits to political prisoners.
As the pressure on our resources continues to grow, we need more funds to help the increasing number of men, women and children around the world who find themselves caught in the crossfire of conflict.
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.