Letitia Anderson is the Advocacy and Women's Rights specialist with UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. She undertakes strategic advocacy in relation to the Security Council and UN system, and popular advocacy to promote women's rights. Letitia previously worked for UNIFEM in Governance, Peace and Security, as well as designing and delivering peacekeeper training for UNITAR in Kosovo, Timor-Leste and Cambodia. Prior to joining the UN, Letitia worked as Policy Adviser on Women and War to the ICRC in Geneva, Legal Adviser to the ICRC Regional Delegation for the Pacific. She has undertaken field research in DRC, Liberia and Rwanda, and is the author of two reports on IHL published by the ICRC.
Laudable yet formalistic plans, committees and laws have been put in place to address violence against women, yet impunity remains rampant. Should the measure of progress be more mechanisms or less violence ?