sexual violence

‘Justice may be delayed, but not denied,’ Security Council told at debate on sexual violence in conflict

At a Security Council debate today on sexual violence in conflict, senior United Nations officials stressed that in the past decade, the world has witnessed a fundamental shift in the way the issue is understood and addressed as a peace and security concern.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy welcomes progress made in addressing sexual violence crimes

Concluding a three-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has welcomed progress made thus far by the Government, and in particular by the national armed forces, in addressing sexual violence crimes in the country.

UN Gender Focus: wartime sexual violence, indigenous peoples and refugee mothers

Sexual violence in conflict crimes “so bad” in South Sudan

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Sexual violence in conflict crimes “so bad” in South Sudan

Crimes of sexual violence during South Sudan’s brutal civil war have been “so bad” that they need to become a key focus of the reconciliation effort.

That’s the verdict of the UN Special Envoy on wartime sexual violence, Zainab Bangura.

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Denouncing sex abuse by UN troops not enough, says envoy

Denouncing sexual abuse by international peacekeeping forces is not enough, the UN must respond quickly to help the victims and help render justice.

That’s according to a senior UN official in charge of improving the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).

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INTERVIEW: A fate shaped by injustice – one man’s mission to help the women of DR Congo

Dubbed by the press as “the man who mends women,” Dr. Mukwege has gained international recognition for his work and earned many prestigious distinctions, including the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 2008 and the Sakharov prize in 2014. At 59, he has also been shortlisted several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

UN chief welcomes agreement between Japan and Republic of Korea on ‘comfort women’

Welcoming today’s agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on the issues related to “comfort women,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the two countries to look to the future in their relationships while still recognizing history.

UN Gender Focus: sexual violence in Syria, rights of women in Montenegro and Pacific countries

Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence 

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Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence

Most of the Syrians who are fleeing the war-torn country are doing so because they fear sexual violence; that’s according to a senior UN humanitarian coordinator in the region.

The civil war in Syria has driven more than four million people to seek refuge in other countries.

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Culture of “denial” around sexual violence must be broken

The “culture of denial and silence” around sexual violence against women in conflict must be broken according to a leading UN expert.

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