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Friday, 1 July 2016

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2016, June 19

اليوم الدولي للقضاء على العنف الجنسي في حالات النزاع, 19 حزيران/يونيه
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2016, June 19.
Día Internacional para la Eliminación de la Violencia Sexual,en los Conflictos, 19 de junio.
Международный день борьбы с сексуальным насилием в условиях конфликта, 19 июня.
消除冲突中性暴力行为国际日, 6月19日.
 Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la violence sexuelle en temps de conflit, 19 juin.


Theme 2016 : Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.




United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2016, June 19th.

The world continues to witness appalling levels of sexual violence in wartime. No region is immune to this scourge, which continues to affect women, girls, boys and men.
There has also been clear progress and unprecedented political momentum to address these crimes.
Sexual violence is now widely recognized as a deliberate strategy used to shred the fabric of society; to control and intimidate communities and to force people from their homes.  It is rightly seen as a threat to international peace and security, a serious violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, and a major impediment to post-conflict reconciliation and economic development.
There have been landmark cases against political and military leaders, demonstrating that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over. I pay tribute today to the many thousands of caregivers, medical practitioners, advocates, and others on the frontline of this battle, who are fighting for change.
However, we still face serious challenges.
One extremely disturbing aspect is the use of sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism. Daesh, Boko Haram and other extremist groups are using sexual violence as a means of attracting and retaining fighters, and to generate revenue.
Abducted women, men, girls and boys suffer the most terrible trauma through brutal physical and sexual assault, child and forced marriages and sexual slavery on a massive scale. 
The abduction of more than 200 girls from Chibok in Nigeria, and the continued tragedy of women and girls subjected to forced marriage or sexual slavery by extremist groups in the Middle East, are two of the most horrific examples of the use of sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism. I call for the immediate release of all those taken captive, and for the care and support of those who return, who can suffer from social isolation and depression.
Women and girls with children may need specialized medical and psycho-social support, and this must extend to the children themselves, who can suffer complete rejection.  
The shame and social stigma faced by these women and children should be redirected towards the brutal perpetrators of violence.
We must continue to speak up for the women,  girls, men and boys whose bodies for too long have been considered the spoils of war.
Ban Ki-moon







FORUM : International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2016



- Jan Eliasson (Deputy Secretary-General) at the 2016 Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.


- Mogens Lykketoft (General Assembly President) at the 2016 Commemoration of theInternational Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict




EVENTS : A panel discussion to commemorate the first annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP here.




The commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2016, 19 June


RESOURCES :
Proclamation 19 June of each year,  the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

 

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