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UN / NIGERIA CHIBOK GIRLS

A senior UN official warned that some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped were raped on their way home, adding another burden to their lives. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Two senior United Nations officials condemned in the strongest terms the "barbaric acts" of sexual violence and "savage rapes" the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities -including teenage girls and boys- in areas under its control. UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN ARMED CONFLICT REPORT

The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).UNIFEED – UNTV / FILE

1 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SWAZILAND / SEXUAL VIOLENCE

An initiative called, 'A Shoulder To Cry On' trains community-based volunteers inSwazilandto prevent violence, abuse and exploitation of children and to provide care and support to abuse survivors. The last national survey  revealed that about one in three females had experienced some form of sexual violence as a child. UNICEF

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / QUEEN SOFIA

At the opening session of the 2014 meeting of UNICEF's Executive Board, Queen Sofía of Spain remembered the Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group and told their parents that "their daughters are our daughters, their pain is our pain, their hope, ours." UNIFEED – UNTV  

3 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The government of Somalia has begun consultations on how best to address issues of gender-based sexual violence. UN statistics indicate that there were 800 cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Mogadishu alone during the first six months of 2013. In 2012, 1,700 cases were registered by the UN across 500 camps for internally displaced people [...]

9 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in Somalia are "demonstrating that progress is possible" in combating sexual violence in conflict zones. UNIFEED  - UNTV

25 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT LAUNCH

The UN special envoy for sexual violence in conflict launched a report today covering 21 countries of concern in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. The report shows that this is "truly a global crime" and makes recommendations for how the countries in question and the international community can prevent and respond [...]

24 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

United Nations officials called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up the fight against impunity for rape and sexual violence, which remain widespread and largely unpunished despite some progress in holding perpetrators accountable. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said rebel armed groups and government soldiers "were [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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