sexual violence

The most popular audio tracks from UN News for 2018

In this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast series, we’re bringing you a roundup of the most listened-to audio of 2018 here at UN News. 

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UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

Widespread and systematic sexual violence across South Sudan, just a few months after the country’s top two politicians signed a renewed commitment to peace, was at the top of the UN Commission on Human Rights in the country’s agenda on Friday, as members ended their first fact-finding mission.

Hearing ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan, UN envoy says they yearn only for peace

Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, widespread and systematic sexual violence has been a pervasive tactic of war and terror, said a high-level United Nations envoy, after visiting the war-torn country and hearing “horrific” testimonies.

It’s time to ‘eliminate the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence’, urges UN chief

The effects of conflict-related sexual violence echo across generations, in the form of trauma, stigma, and unwanted pregnancy, said the UN chief on Tuesday, describing the scourge as “a threat to our collective security” and “a stain on our common humanity.”

UN officials urge action to prevent sexual violence in conflict; Rohingya lawyer says ‘Security Council failed us’

The United Nations Security Council has failed to prevent the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the 15-member body must refer sexual violence and other crimes against the ethnic group to the world’s top criminal court, a Rohingya lawyer said on Monday.

News In Brief 09 February 2018

  • More than 85,000 civilians displaced since December while hostilities rage in Yemen: UNHCR
  • Refugee women and children victims of sexual violence
  • Refugees in “grave danger” of flooding and landslides
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Horrors of sexual violence against Syrian boys and men revealed

Disturbing details have emerged of a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.

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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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Issue of violence against women has “always been relevant”

Creator of the multiple Emmy award-winning television series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Bruce Miller, hopes his show becomes “irrelevant very quickly.”

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Somali police officers trained in tackling sexual violence

Fifty-four police officers in Somalia’s South West state have been trained to tackle sexual and gender-based violence as well as conflict-related sexual violence.

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