Naming and shaming perpetrators of conflict related sexual violence

A boy read a flyer distributed by the UN about Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA)

Ending the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence as a weapon of war is still one of the greatest challenges to the protection of human rights according to the UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Margot Wallström says one useful tool in fighting impunity is the list of ‘named and shamed’ for crimes of conflict-related sexual violence. For the first time it has been included in the Secretary-General’s annual report out this week.

Wallström says the vision is to create conditions in which armed groups see sexual violence as a liability that will invite national and international scrutiny and censure.

Julie Walker spoke with Ms. Wallström.

Duration: 4’37″

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