sexual violence

UN envoy on sexual violence welcomes African commitment to eradicating the vice

The United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict today underlined the role of the African leadership in combating sexual violence in the continent, and welcomed the commitment expressed by the African Union (AU) to ensure that the problem is eradicated.

UN urges greater cooperation to tackle rape along Angolan-Congolese border

Amid reports of women being raped during recent mass expulsions from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official today called on both countries to investigate all allegations of sexual violence and take practical steps to prevent such crimes.

Verdicts in latest DR Congo rape trial show justice is possible – UN envoy

The United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict has welcomed the guilty verdicts handed down by a military court in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) against 11 army officers for crimes committed last year, saying it shows that efforts to end impunity are producing results.