Sexual Violence in Terrorism – “It Breaks Your Heart to Hear About the Brutality” – Awake at Night

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “Sexual Violence in Terrorism – “It Breaks Your Heart to Hear About the Brutality” – Awake at Night” – below is their description.

    “When you talk to Yazidi women, they tell you they want justice and reparations, in addition to support services […] Whether it is Iraq […] Nigeria […] Somalia or Sudan, they tell you they want to have their day in court. And for me, that is very frustrating that so far, for example, where sexual violence is used as a tactic of terrorism, no single person belonging to Boko Haram or ISIS has been prosecuted for sexual violence. They are getting prosecuted under the counter terrorism legislation, but not for sexual violence. And that is a frustration.”

    In this episode of Awake at night, we meet Pramila Patten, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, who is working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of the victims for accountability and justice.

    Listen to the full episode: https://www.un.org/en/S3-E26-it-breaks-your-heart-to-hear-about-the-brutality

    Screen-shot photo credit: ©UN Photo/Mark Garten

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