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GENEVA / OHCHR ON SEXUAL ABUSE

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights wants an investigation into why French authorities did not investigate allegations of sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic in 2013 and 2014.  UNTV CH

8 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / BANGURA SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Commenting on her recent trip to the Middle East, the UN special representative on sexual violence Zainab Bangura said in all the countries she visited "sexual violence is being committed strategically in a widespread and systematic manner with a high degree of sophistication by most parties of the conflict."  UNIFEED-UNTV

7 May 2015 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / JUSTICE FOR WOMEN

Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many factors hindering access to justice and redress for such women, in particular the lack of available civil [...]

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

AFRICA / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

A new report reveals that despite the significant legal and policy measures undertaken in the region to protect children, African girls and boys are subjected to high levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence across all levels of society. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

One hundred Somali women —   dressed in Orange as part of the worldwide Unite to End Violence Against Women —  met in Mogadishu   to organize the local struggle to protect women. UNSOM

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WRAP

As United Nations marked Tuesday the International Day to End Violence against Women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "let us commit ourselves together starting from today and all the year around, to put an end to this global disgrace. Let us make this world better for all and harmonious and peaceful for all." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

NY / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ADVANCER

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women taking place tomorrow, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and actress Terry Hatcher have together "flipped the switch" to illuminate the Empire State Building in orange – symbolizing hope for a "future free from violence against women and [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / DARFUR

The President of the Security Council for the month of November, Ambassador Gary Quinlan of Australia, said that an investigative team from UNAMID had been denied access to investigate reports of mass rape in North Darfur "for almost one week, from 4 to 9 November." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATION

The investigation team set up by the African Union to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse against AMISOM personnel arrived in Mogadishu. The allegations were contained in a report by Human Rights Watch titled, "The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia", released in [...]

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN

The Secretary-General's Special Representative in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, in her briefing to the Security Council, said that after six weeks in South Sudan, she had been "shocked by the complete disregard for human life" in the country. UNIFEED – UNTV / UNMISS

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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