sexual violence

Rape is wrong but death penalty, castration, not the answer: UN rights chief

While perpetrators of rape and other forms of sexual violence must be held accountable, capital punishment and torture are not the answer, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday. 

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June 2020) 
  
Sexual violence in conflict is a brutal crime, mainly perpetrated against women and girls, but also affecting men and boys. 

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News in Brief 19 May 2020

  • Syria’s warring parties agree to resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy
  • Bachelet leads appeal for help for South Sudan survivors of sexual violence
  • China urged to lift charges against Tibetan minority human rights defender
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UN rights chief urges South Sudan authorities to address inter-communal violence

Authorities in South Sudan must address intercommunal violence if the nation is to achieve lasting peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday, in response to a recent escalation in fighting in the east and central parts of the country.