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SL among 21 countries with rape in conflict

2014 Apr 28

A new U.N. report names 21 countries including Sri Lanka where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon´s report, launched Thursday, says there is now unprecedented political momentum globally to end conflict-related sexual violence, but more action is needed regionally and nationally to respond to these crimes.
"Covering 21 countries of concern in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East, the report shows that this truly is a global crime," Zainab Hawa Bangura, the secretary-general´s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, told a news conference.
The report, covering 2013, details reported sexual violence in the 21 countries which also include Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Colombia, Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Yemen.

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