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Defence Minister rebukes DA for soldier sexual abuse comments

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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans has rebuked “misinformed insinuations” by a Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). Following...

Defence Minister rapped on the knuckles in NCOP

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was taken to task in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for claiming soldier sexual abuse was...

Sexual abuse and exploitation must end – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula wants a permanent end to sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). ...

Sexual abuse in Jammeh’s Gambia

Speaking through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in...

South Africa committed to support victims of SANDF sexual abuse

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South Africa is committed to curbing sexual abuse by members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and supporting victims, it...

Ugandan troops committed sexual abuse in CAR – claim

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Ugandan soldiers sexually abused at least 13 girls and women in the Central African Republic while troops were hunting warlord Joseph Kony,...

New UN approach to “stamp out” sexual exploitation and abuse

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Stressing that the United Nations should not, in any way, be associated with the vile and vicious crimes of rape, sexual violence,...

In South Africa, boys more likely to be sexually abused than...

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Boys are slightly more likely to be sexually abused than girls in South Africa, where a third of all children have experienced...

ISS: Protectors turned predators

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A country emerging out of violent conflict is often supported by peace operations, where the primary job of peacekeepers is to keep...

UN chief “inept” on peacekeeper sex abuse: US senator

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An influential US senator accused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of ineptitude on Wednesday for failing to halt sexual exploitation and abuse...

UN registered 99 sex crime allegations against its staff in 2015

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There were 99 new allegations of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse against United Nations staff members across the U.N. system last year,...

UN investigating fresh Central Africa rape allegations

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The United Nations is investigating fresh allegations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, where peacekeepers have been hit with numerous charges...

Fresh allegations of sexual abuse against UN peacekeepers in CAR

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The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse as well as other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central...

SA soldiers on peacekeeping deployments allegedly involved in sexual abuse

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The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) reaction to a UN report on the sexual shenanigans of peacekeepers, which alleges South African soldiers...

Three member independent panel to investigate CAR sexual abuse allegations

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a panel to investigate the response of the world body to allegations of sexual abuse surrounding...

UN Human Rights Chief urges inquiry into CAR allegations

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The United Nations human rights chief has urged a number of States to intensify efforts to investigate long-standing allegations that soldiers in...

Experts demand end to immunity for UN peacekeepers over sex abuse

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Sex abuse by U.N. peacekeeping personnel has been a problem for decades, and it is still happening despite the world body's official...

One in 10 girls raped or sexually abused worldwide – U.N.

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One in 10 girls around the world - or about 120 million in total - have been forced to have intercourse or...