sexual violence

UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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UN Gender Focus: women in the UN, violence against men and women farmers in South Sudan

Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN

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“Lack of recognition” in addressing sexual violence against men, boys

There has been a “lack of recognition” in addressing sexual violence against men and boys, according to a gender specialist, speaking at UN Headquarters.

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New UN report urges Liberia to act on rape – ‘legacy’ of impunity from 14-year civil conflict

A United Nations report released today documents the high incidence of rape in Liberia and the widespread impunity enjoyed by perpetrators, and provides a number of recommendations to the Government, other national and international stakeholders, including the UN, to urgently combat the scourge.

Rapes and violence in South Sudan "increase resolve” of Council

Sexual violence and the ongoing fighting in South Sudan has increased the resolve of the UN Security Council to make sure a peace agreement for the country is implemented.

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"Children's emergency" at core of South Sudan refugee crisis

Around 1,000 South Sudanese are fleeing across the border into Uganda each day in what the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is describing as

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Timely medical care crucial for South Sudan sexual violence victims

Timely medical attention as well as the availability of services, is crucial for victims of sexual violence in South Sudan.

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UN Gender Focus: female athletes, economic inequality and sexual violence

Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”

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Perpetrators of sexual violence in South Sudan “will be held accountable”

Perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in South Sudan’s on-going conflict “will be held accountable,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict on Monday.

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UNICEF calls for urgent action to protect girls, women from sexual violence

A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency today decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India.