sexual violence

Atrocities in Guinea must never be forgotten, says UN envoy on sexual violence

The United Nations official leading the fight against sexual violence during conflicts today urged the international community to never forget the deadly violence which ravaged Guinea in September 2009, noting that while justice in the country had been delayed, it could not be denied.

In Sierra Leone, UN envoy urges greater support for sexual violence survivors

The United Nations official leading efforts against sexual violence in conflict today called for greater support for survivors of sexual abuse in Sierra Leone, saying they needed access to justice and assistance to reintegrate into society.

UN envoy voices concern over abuse of DR Congo migrants expelled from Angola

The envoy spearheading United Nations efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict today voiced concern over allegations that migrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Angola continue to be subjected to human rights abuse, including rape, in the process of being expelled from the country.

UN envoy welcomes conviction for rape and murder during Bosnian conflict

The envoy spearheading United Nations efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict today welcomed the conviction of a Bosnian Serb ex-soldier for acts of murder, rape and enslavement during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s.