Women and girls face "unacceptable" violence in conflicts

Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

The brutalization of women during armed conflicts remains a persistent and serious problem.

That was the message from delegates addressing the UN Security Council on Friday at a debate on the protection of civilians from physical violence.

For the first time, the meeting focused on challenges faced by women and girls in armed conflict and post-conflict settings.

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

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