S/RES/1888. Security Council Resolution on women and peace and security. Conflict-related sexual violence.

This Security Council resolution strengthens the implementation of Security Council resolution 1820 (2008) by assigning leadership on the issue of conflict-related sexual violence within the United Nations and establishing effective support mechanisms. Security Council resolution 1888 (2009) emphasized the need to address sexual violence from the outset of peace processes and mediation efforts, calls for the establishment of a rapid response team of judicial experts and an improved monitoring and reporting mechanisms on trends, early warning indicators and patterns of attack.

United Nations Security Council
September, 2009