Culture of "denial" around sexual violence must be broken

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Victims of sexual violence at a shelter in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Marie Frechon (file)

The "culture of denial and silence" around sexual violence against women in conflict must be broken according to a leading UN expert.

Zainab Bangura, the UN's Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict, was the keynote speaker at a gathering at the organization's headquarters this week.

The event was billed as an opportunity for Ms Bangura to speak personally about her role as a champion for those who have experienced sexual violence.

Veronica Reeves has more.

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