Tag Archives: Sexual Violence

In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “If you were a UN peacekeeper in a conflict country, what would you do if you came across a badly wounded teenage girl who had been gang-raped? Which UN rules and regulations would you follow? What would be your responsibility?” These were just some of the questions that 56 UN peacekeepers [...]
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Demanding Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge

TweetCross-posted from UN Women As the United Nations Security Council adopts a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence today, we detail the efforts of a UN Trust Fund-supported programme that works to ensure that sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge during the 1974-1979 genocide in Cambodia is never forgotten. “I buried my [...]
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In Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, a new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

TweetCross-posted from UN Women UN-Habitat studies show that women in urban areas are twice as likely as men to suffer some form of violence, especially in developing countries.[1] Violence is a daily reality that disproportionately affects women and girls in the poorest districts of any city. Owing to their poverty, survivors among these populations have [...]
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“They force him to rape his daughter”: Saran Keïta Diakité on how rape is used as a weapon of war in Mali

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Saran Keïta Diakité is a lawyer in Mali and President of the Malian branch of the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security (Réseau Paix et Sécurité des Femmes de l’Espace CEDEAO). As the Donor Conference on Mali starts in Brussels, in her own words she speaks about the atrocities [...]
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In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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