UN envoy brings hope to survivors of sexual violence in Central African RepublicListen /
UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura is just back from the Central African Republic, the first country she has visited since taking up her mandate in June. Ms. Bangura says it was important to travel to the country, not only to engage with the authorities and partners but also "to give hope to the victims and the survivors that this issue is not forgotten."
Jamaica committee addresses violence against women
Violence against women is pervasive and harms not only women but their families and their communities. At a recent two-day forum at UN Headquarters, non-governmental organizations, UN officials, government representatives and other stakeholders discussed ways to prevent it. Sandrea Falconer, Jamaica's Minister of Information with responsibility for gender affairs, told Gerry Adams that she is head of a specific committee addressing the problem.
Displaced women and girls in eastern DRC fear sexual attacks
Recent fighting between government forces and the M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has displaced countless people and also resulted in sexual assaults against some 400 women and girls. The United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF) says women and girls now living in camps say they are in constant fear of being attacked or sexually molested.
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