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Women still suffering in war zones, Special Representative tells Security Council, highlighting unmet global commitments to victims of sexual violence

Reliefweb 16 Apr 2021
Denis Mukwege, a doctor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, agreed that progress made in international law should not mask the fact that the scourge of sexual violence continues in all conflict situations around the globe, and that responses remain underfunded.
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Sexual violence remains a public health crisis in Central African Republic

Reliefweb 15 Apr 2021
"After the assault, I thought I would take my own life," said Charlotte*, an 18-year-old survivor of sexual violence. Charlotte is from Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic (CAR) ... Sexual violence has become a public health crisis in CAR, and women and children are most affected ... "[Sexual violence] is something that boils in the heart.
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Nobel Doctor Calls Sexual Violence in Conflict a 'Pandemic'

Voa News 15 Apr 2021
He lamented that sexual violence and impunity continue ... She said the report documents "over 2,500 U.N.-verified cases of conflict-related sexual violence committed in the course of 2020," including in Congo, Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan's western Darfur region.
photo: Creative Commons / Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Denis Mukwege during PSVI Film Festival Fighting Stigma Through Film
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Nobel doctor calls sexual violence in conflict a `pandemic'

Info News 15 Apr 2021
He lamented that sexual violence and impunity continue ... She said the report documents “over 2,500 U.N.-verified cases of conflict-related sexual violence committed in the course of 2020," including in Congo, Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan’s western Darfur region.
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Nobel doctor calls sexual violence in conflict a `pandemic’

Wtop 15 Apr 2021
He lamented that sexual violence and impunity continue ... She said the report documents “over 2,500 U.N.-verified cases of conflict-related sexual violence committed in the course of 2020,” including in Congo, Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan’s western Darfur region.
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Statement of SRSG-SVC Pramila Patten Security Council Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Reliefweb 14 Apr 2021
Today’s meeting is a critical opportunity to in our collective efforts to eradicate the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence ... The that perpetuates cycles of sexual violence including in the context of tensions over transhumance corridors, in the Central African Republic and Sudan.
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UN chief: 52 armies and groups suspected of sexual violence

Info News 13 Apr 2021
It lists 52 parties “credibly suspected” of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence” in conflicts on the agenda of the U.N ... “In the Central African Republic, pre-electoral violence flared up, exposing women and girls to threats and heightened risks of sexual violence,” he said.
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Healing the visible and invisible wounds of sexual violence

Reliefweb 13 Apr 2021
Sexual violence has become a public health issue in Central African Republic (CAR) over the past decade, with women and minors being the most affected groups ... “After the assault, I thought I would take my own life,” says Charlotte*, an 18-year-old survivor of sexual violence from CAR’s capital, Bangui.
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NPA leader faces charges for sexually exploiting teen in Iloilo

Manila Bulletin 11 Apr 2021
ILOILO CITY — A high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Iloilo is facing charges for allegedly sexually exploiting a former female teenage rebel. Joven Ceralvo has been charged of violating Republic Act (RA) No ... is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.
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History of abortions – from Imperial Russia to the USSR

Russia Beyond 10 Apr 2021
This measure was logical for a state and society experiencing sexual revolution. In 1922, the new Criminal Code of Russian Republic criminalized casual abortions – performed by people without medical education, or in unsanitary conditions ... How sexual revolution exploded (and imploded) across 1920s Russia (PHOTOS).
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History of abortions from Imperial Russia to the USSR

Beijing News 10 Apr 2021
This measure was logical for a state and society experiencing sexual revolution. In 1922, the new Criminal Code of Russian Republic criminalized casual abortions - performed by people without medical education, or in unsanitary conditions ... in the Russian Soviet Republic alone.
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Oxfam: UK halts funding over new sexual exploitation claims

Business Ghana 09 Apr 2021
The UK has suspended aid funding for Oxfam again after fresh allegations of sexual exploitation and bullying were made against staff. Two Oxfam workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were suspended last week following the latest claims ... The allegations of sexual ...
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PCW appeals for ‘safe spaces’ for women

Manila Bulletin 09 Apr 2021
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) said sexual ... In a statement on Thursday, April 8, PCW pointed out that all forms of sexual harassment in the employment, education or training environment are unlawful under Republic Act (RA) 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act.
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Conflict-related sexual violence: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2021/312)

Reliefweb 09 Apr 2021
... sexual violence in times of conflict and peace ... In the Central African Republic, the Bangui Court of Appeal handed down three convictions for conflict-related sexual violence in 2020, following the provision by the Team of technical and financial support to the national judiciary.
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Beyond Tigray, more Oxfam woes, and new vaccine hurdles: The Cheat Sheet

The New Humanitarian 09 Apr 2021
Oxfam is back in the doghouse, its door to UK funding slammed shut again after new allegations of sexual exploitation and fraud in the Democratic Republic of Congo ... to the UK parliament’s International Development Committee report on tackling sexual exploitation and abuse.
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