War-time rape today a "revival" of slave trade era, says UN expert

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Zeinab Hawa Bangura (left), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, with Lisa Davis, civil society representative. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Rape and other sexual violations committed during war today represent a return to the slave trade of centuries ago, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

Zeinab Hawa Bangura, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, presented her latest report to Council members.

It lists nearly 50 groups worldwide that systemically commit these crimes.

Dianne Penn reports on the Security Council open debate.

Duration: 3’04″

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