Castillo Díaz is a Policy Specialist at UN Women, focusing on efforts to
prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in conflict,
post-conflict, and emergency settings; mainstream gender equality in
peacekeeping operations; and engaging with the Security Council on women, peace
and security. Before joining the United Nations in 2009, he taught international
politics at several universities in the US, including Rutgers, Fordham, Queens
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 ?