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New York: Sexual violence has become a brutal tactic of warfare and repression that “terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities,” the UN chief said on Friday. more
Somalia: Call for urgent action following ‘alarming’ 80 per cent rise in sexual violence

New York: An “alarming” 80 per cent increase in sexual violence in Somalia, as documented in two recent reports by the Secretary-General, has been described as “appallin ...

Guterres: Bring crimes of sexual violence in conflict out of ‘the shadows’, punish perpetrators

New York: Sexual violence in conflict “reverberates down generations” and threatens both human and international security, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the ...

Somalia: Draft law a ‘major setback’ for victims of sexual violence

New York: The UN official working to end rape during wartime is urging authorities in Somalia to scrap a proposed law that allows for child marriage, among other “very disturbing pr ...

Sexual violence against children during armed conflict, vastly under-reported

New York : While warring parties agreed to more than 30 action plans, road maps, command orders and other measures to better protect children in 2019 – the highest number in any one ...

COVID-19 intensifies ‘brutal crime’ of sexual violence in conflict

New York : Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is “a brutal crime” that is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief underscored on Friday, the Internationa ...

Reparations for sexual violence in conflict – ‘what survivors want most, yet receive least’

New York: Ten years ago, the UN Security Council established a mandate to prevent and address the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence. At a commemorative event on Wednesday, the U ...

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

New York: A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urge ...

Outrage and dismissal follow "perception-driven" Reuters Foundation report ranking India as most unsafe for women

New Delhi: Outrage and distrust followed a report by Thomson Reuters Foundation which in a survey- admittedly based on perception and not scientific data- ranked India as the worst place ...

Report highlights UN progress in fight to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

New York: The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016 to 138 last year, according to the lat ...