sexual violence in conflict

Nobel Peace Prize win can help eradicate scourge of sexual violence: UN

For Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Friday was a particularly good day.  Ms. Patten was able to celebrate Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege jointly winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  The Nobel award has put the issue of sexual violence in conflict, back on to the front pages. But what difference will it make in the longer-term.  Ms. Patten spoke with UN News’s Conor Lennon.

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Atrocities ‘dehumanize victims’ of rape in conflict

At UN Headquarters to mark the annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Lord Ahmad, the United Kingdom’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, described mass rapes of women during wartime as “atrocities which dehumanize”. He spoke to Daniel Dickinson about the issue.

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Dozens of Rohingya births represent legacy of sexual violence

In this latest UN Gender Focus podcast, Dianne Penn speaks with Tonderai Chikuhwa from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, about the estimated 40,000 pregnant Rohingya women in Cox's Bazar refugee camps, many of whom allegedly were raped by Myanmar security forces and allied militias.

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News in Brief 16 April 2018

  • Gender-based discrimination ‘invisible driver’ of sexual violence: UN deputy chief
  • ‘No effort’ should be spared bringing killers of 3 Ecuadorian media workers to justice: UNESCO chief
  • South Sudanese opposition group releases seven aid workers
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