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UN Women Executive Director Appeals To Governments Worldwide To Take Action To End Violence Against Women and Girls

UN Women Executive Director Appeals To Governments Worldwide To Take Action To End Violence Against Women and Girls

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence, has dramatically escalated around the world. Given the urgency, the Secretary-General issued a call for “peace in the home” and urged governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women and girls a key part of their […]

International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict

International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict

Background Definition and prevalence The term “conflict-related sexual violence” refers to rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage and any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity perpetrated against women, men, girls or boys that is directly or indirectly linked to a conflict. The term also encompasses trafficking […]

The Injustice Of Being Raped And Killed

The Injustice Of Being Raped And Killed

International media has rightly focused on the case of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman sentenced to death for killing her husband – whom she’d been forced to marry – as he tried to rape her. The court which tried Noura apparently had no regard to the fact that her husband had previously raped her […]