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GA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT

The UN General Assembly Friday passed by consensus a resolution establishing 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The document aims to raise awareness of the need to end conflict-related sexual violence, stand in solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence around the world, and pay tribute to [...]

19 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN FORCE COMMANDERS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called on the UN's force commanders to end "this shameful problem" of sexual exploitation by peacekeepers. UNIFEED UNTV

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / PEACE OPERATIONS REPORT

The chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, Jose Ramos-Horta, former president of the East Timor, told the press “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse must mean exactly that: zero tolerance. Immunity must not ever mean impunity." UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / CAR SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

A United Nations spokesperson said Thursday the UN Mission in the Central African Republic received information of allegations of sexual abuse of an underage involving one of the Mission's soldiers in the Eastern part of the country. UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / SEXUAL ABUSE REVIEW

  The United Nations Wednesday announced it would establish an external independent review to examine the UN's handling of allegations of sexual abuse by persons involved in peacekeeping. UNIFEED UNTV

3 Jun 2015 | Read More »

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 »

 

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