International day honours victims of sexual violence during conflict

Zainab Bangura. UN File Photo/Mark Garten

Selling of girls in conflict situations today has been compared to the sale of Africans during the Transatlantic slave trade.

Rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used as a weapon in wars across the globe.

The UN General Assembly recently established an international day to remember victims of this scourge and to remind the world that action still needs to be taken to stamp it out.

Dianne Penn's report begins with the words of Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Duration: 3’13″

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