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Tanzania helpline calls time on child marriage and abuse

Child marriage continues to affect many young girls across Tanzania, in East Africa, but now a series of interventions supported by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are allowing children to get the support they need to avoid unwanted and potentially damaging relationships.

Legal definition of sexual violence, an imperative for Sudan

With a 16-day global campaign in full swing to end violence against women and girls, transforming the human rights situation in Sudan's turbulent Darfur region, requires clear and distinctive definitions of sexual violence and adultery.

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Strengthening the UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Following his analysis of the report of the High-Level External Independent Review Panel on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by International Peacekeeping Forces in the Central African Republic, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Holl Lute of the United States as Special Coordinator on improving the Organization’s response to sexual exploitation and abuse, in February 2016.

UN Gender Focus: UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This week we have an exclusive in-depth interview focusing on sexual exploitation and abuse. The UN has described abuse allegations made against people serving the organization and others as “sickening” and has pledged thorough investigations while also offering support to victims.

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Usage patterns to help in prevention of drug abuse by women

A study into drug usage patterns will help in the prevention of abuse amongst women, according to a senior United Nations official.

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States "failing to help children survive torture"

States are not doing enough to help the recovery of children and families who've fled conflict and experienced torture and other ill-treatment, a UN event for victims of abuse has heard.

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"Protectors" can’t be allowed to become "predators"

United Nations peacekeepers can’t be allowed to become sexual predators, said the UN field support chief on Friday.

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Child trafficking, exploitation on the rise, warns UN expert

In an increasingly interconnected world, children are more at risk that ever of being sexually exploited or sold, a United Nations independent expert warned today, calling for decisive steps at the global level to stop crimes such as child prostitution and trafficking.

UNICEF warns of impact of high prevalence of child abuse in East Asia and the Pacific

The high prevalence of physical abuse is causing long-term damage to the lives of far too many children in East Asia and the Pacific, warns a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UN will enforce ‘zero tolerance’ policy against sexual abuse, peacekeeping official says

The United Nations, which fields nearly 200,000 people from well over 100 countries rotating through its peacekeeping missions every year, is determined to reinforce its policy of zero tolerance and remains constantly vigilant to fight the scourge, a senior official said today.