Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

International day honours victims of sexual violence during conflict

Selling of girls in conflict situations today has been compared to the sale of Africans during the Transatlantic slave trade.

Rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used as a weapon in wars across the globe.

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"Widespread and systematic" sexual violence taking place in Syria and Iraq

Sexual violence is being committed in a widespread, systematic and sophisticated manner in Syria and Iraq, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, has warned.

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