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UN calls for stop to ‘horrific’ sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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A dozen top United Nations officials on Monday called for a stop to indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civilians in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region,...

Sexual violence against women during conflict under UN spotlight

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Ten years after adoption of a UN resolution to end rape as a weapon of war and reduce sexual violence during conflict “wars are...

ISS: Sexual violence against men and boys in CAR

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Sexual violence by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly being used as a weapon of war. Women and...

Torture, sexual violence on the increase in Burundi

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Torture is on the rise against government critics detained in Burundi and security forces are using sexual violence against women during protests...

ISS: Male victims of sexual violence: war’s silent sufferers

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Sexual violence is a tactic of war, used to humiliate, dominate and instil fear. It is also increasingly being used as a...

Scale of South Sudan sexual violence is unprecedented – Red Cross

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Women in South Sudan have suffered unprecedented levels of sexual violence in the last two years, including abduction, rape, forced marriage and...

Feature: Sexual violence in conflict far from being rooted out

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Positive developments across the United Nations system aside, the task of protecting civilians has become more onerous as conflicts become increasingly vicious,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...