Yazidi

Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate

Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday.

News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.

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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (PM)

UN Envoy calls for dialogue between Burundi government and opposition

It is imperative that the Government of Burundi agree to an inclusive dialogue with the opposition.

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UN Gender Year in Review 2015

UN marks 15 years since landmark resolution on women, peace and security

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We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex slavery

Thousands of members of the Yazidi community, which the terrorist group ISIL regards as apostates, were captured and sold into slavery last year.

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Ongoing violations in Iraq lead to erosion of national identity

Ongoing violations and abuses in Iraq have led to a breakdown in trust between ethnic groups and an erosion of the national identity.

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