UN launches guidance on reparations for sexual violence

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A blueprint for promoting gender-sensitive approaches to reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence has been launched by the UN.

The Secretary-General's Guidance Note was presented at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict being held in London, in the United Kingdom.

The note recognises that what it calls "global outrage" has grown following reports of sexual violence from northern Nigeria, Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Afghanistan.

Stéphane Dujarric is the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

"The Guidance Note calls on the international community to usher in transformative reparations for affected individuals and communities."  (8″)

The Summit is the largest gathering of the international community to focus on ending sexual violence in conflict.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration:  53″

 

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