People cannot "turn blind eye" to sexual violence in conflict: UN envoy

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Zainab Hawa Bangura UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

People have a responsibility to take action against sexual violence in conflict and not "turn a blind eye".

That's what the UN Special Envoy on sexual violence in conflict said ahead of Tuesday's Global Summit in London on the issue.

Last year, two-thirds or 149 UN Member States signed a "Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict" introduced by Ms Zainab Hawa Bangura and the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary.

On the margins of an event to raise support for the cause, she shared with Jocelyne Sambira the UN’s efforts to get these states to reach a "global understanding" on how to stop this war crime.

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