sexual abuse

Sexual abuse of elderly likely to ‘grow dramatically’, UN expert says

As the world prepares to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, the UN independent human rights expert mandated with defending the rights of older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has stressed that they are often victims of sexual abuse and rape, although it remains rarely detected, reported or exposed.  

UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted in South Sudan

South Sudan must bring to justice the military forces responsible for abducting more than 900 men, women and children from the east of the country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Thursday.  Hundreds of people are still missing from Gbudue and Tambura states, both of which are in Western Equatoria region, OHCHR said in a report co-authored with UN peacekeeping mission, UNMISS.  OHCHR’s Julie de Rivero spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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UN advocate gives voice to victims of sexual exploitation

Transforming those who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UN personnel from victims into survivors is the goal of the first-ever official appointed to advocate on their behalf.

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Sex abuses in Iraq perpetrated frequently: UN expert

In Iraq, investigating the numerous and unique cases of sexual violence has been a “very difficult” experience.

That’s according to Rabiaa, former investigator for UN Women missions in Iraq and Syria on sexual violence in conflict-related areas.

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News in Brief 8 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Bangladesh camps for “desperate” Myanmar refugees are full to capacity

Bangladeshi camps and facilities for Myanmar refugees fleeing violence are “full to capacity”, but there has been no let-up in the number of arrivals, the UN said on Friday.

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Reports of sexual abuse by peacekeepers 'shocked' UN in CAR

The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic or CAR came as a “huge shock” to the UN Mission there also known by the acronym, MINUSCA.

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UN Gender Focus: FGM; child soldiers and sexual abuse

WHO: we can stop genital mutilation of girls

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Female genital cutting needs “grassroots approach”

The eradication of female genital cutting requires a “grassroots approach” according to a rights activist who attended a recent UN meeting on the issue.

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Campaign gives voice to youth to fight online exploitation

About 80 per cent of adolescents think young people are at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying.

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War crimes court urged for Sri Lanka

Tens of thousands of people suffered human rights violations including torture and sexual abuse in Sri Lanka during a almost a decade of civil conflict, according to a long-awaited UN report.

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