UN expert on sexual violence in conflict welcomes UK initiative to combat this crime

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Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

The United Kingdom's decision to establish a special rapid deployment unit that will collect evidence of rape and other sexual violence in conflict areas has been welcomed by a senior UN official.

Margot Wallström, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, said measures like this will help build a strong case for the eventual prosecution of such crimes.

Ms. Wallström is the first person to hold this post, and this month marks the end of her tenure.

Elizabeth Philip spoke to Ms. Wallström about her time in office and the significance of the UK initiative.

Duration: 4’32″

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