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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 »

UN / BANGURA SOUTH SUDAN

Commenting on her recent trip to South Sudan, the UN special envoy on sexual violence Zainab Bangura said "in my thirty years of experience I never witnessed anything like what I saw in Bentiu," adding in "the character of sexual violence crimes are shocking." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / COMFORT WOMEN

During a General Assembly meeting on the advancement of women, The Republic of Korea representative called on the Japanese government "to acknowledge responsibility and take  appropriate measures" to resolve the so-called comfort women issue. UNIFEED – UNTV

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BANGURA KIIR

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signed a framework agreement on Saturday with the UN representative on the fight against sexual violence in conflict zones. UN Representative Zainab Hawa Bangura said that she was satisfied with her visit to Juba adding that mechanisms to punish the perpetrators and giving support to the victims should be initiated. [...]

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BANGURA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura travelled to Bentiu, South Sudan where she met government officials and displaced women living in shelters at the United Nations compound. UNMISS

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BANGURA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura arrived on Sunday  in Juba, South Sudan to verify allegations of sexual violence in the war-torn country. UNMISS

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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