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UN official stresses need to stop sexual violence in conflicts

Last update: 17/04/2018
 

source: UN News - https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/04/1007362
NEW YORK, April 17 (Bernama) -- United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday stressed the need to stop sexual violence in conflicts, reported Xinhua news agency.

"This year, in Myanmar and many other conflict situations, the widespread threat and use of sexual violence has, once again, been used as a tactic to advance military, economic and ideological objectives.

"Once again, it has been a driver of massive forced displacement," she told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Amina said both genders endure the horrific brutality of sexual violence in conflict but overall, women and girls are disproportionately affected.

''Gender discrimination is the invisible driver of most crimes of sexual violence. The lower a woman's status in terms of health, wealth and education, the greater is her vulnerability and exposure to harm.....

 
 
 

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