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UN Women statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Monday, June 18, 2018

This year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we celebrate ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s landmark resolution 1820 (2008), which classified the use of conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to the restoration of international peace and security. Over this decade, we have witnessed groundbreaking advancements in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence, including successful prosecutions... More

Statement of the UN Women Executive Director on the crisis relating to Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

UN Women is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in the crisis relating to Gaza. It has taken a catastrophic toll on tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom are women and children. More

Press release: UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice

Friday, October 18, 2013

The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. More

Gita Rasaili: A woman of courage rebuilds her life in Nepal

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A courageous survivor of Nepal’s conflict empowers herself and starts an organization to help other women re-build their lives. More

Media Advisory: Like a bird with broken wings

Afghanistan has been in conflict for over thirty years, during which Afghans have experienced and witnessed unspeakable violence and upheaval. Enforced disappearance, summary execution, torture, rape, indiscriminate bombardment and wanton destruction have been a daily reality for the people of Afghanistan for decades. More

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