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Summary of Remarks of United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten on the occasion of the global observance of the 8th “International Day on the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict South Sudan”

19 June 2022 Conflict-related sexual violence continues to be one of the most traumatic features of the conflict in South Sudan. Women, men and children continue to be at risk while facing pandemic-related restrictions, spiking violence, and…

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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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19 Jun 2022
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Sudan

UN Special Representative Pramila Patten expresses grave concern over alleged acts of sexual violence against women and girls during the 19 December 2021 demonstrations in Sudan and calls for restraint and accountability for those responsible

New York, 23 December 2021: United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, is gravely concerned about the situation in Sudan following reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment…

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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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27 Dec 2021

Ethiopia

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Chair of UN Action Network, Ms. Pramila Patten, urges Govt of Ethiopia to sign on to an agreement with the UN to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence

(New York, 07 December 2021) Extreme brutality and sexual violence have been hallmarks of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Amid increasing and spreading hostilities and a worsening humanitarian situation in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions, I…

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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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08 Dec 2021

Somalia

UN Officials express grave concern over rising levels of sexual violence in Somalia

Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten (New York, 05 August 2021) The Special…

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OSRSG Children and Armed Conflict, OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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06 Aug 2021

Mozambique

Mozambique: UN Officials Alarmed at Escalating Violence against Civilians, Including Women and Children, Call to increase Protection and Assistance

Joint statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on…

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OSRSG Children and Armed Conflict, SRSG VAC, OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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31 Mar 2021

South Sudan

UN Special Representative Patten calls on the Government of South Sudan to expedite the operationalization of transitional justice institutions including the AU Hybrid Court

New York, 11 February 2021: The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, welcomes the announcement by the Government of South Sudan of its decision to establish all transitional…

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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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11 Feb 2021

Ethiopia

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, urges all parties to prohibit the use of sexual violence and cease hostilities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia

(New York, 21 January 2021) I am greatly concerned by serious allegations of sexual violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including a high number of alleged rapes in the capital, Mekelle. There are also disturbing reports…

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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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22 Jan 2021

South Sudan

South Sudan: Special Representative Patten welcomes the conviction of perpetrators of sexual violence in Yei, Central Equatoria, marking a step forward in the fight against impunity

I am encouraged by the positive steps taken by the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) in bringing to justice perpetrators of sexual violence before the District Courts Martial in the town of Yei, in Central…

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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
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03 Nov 2020

Somalia

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict expresses deep concern regarding new draft Somali legislation on sexual crimes

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, expresses deep concern that the Somali Federal Parliament is advancing a ‘Sexual Intercourse Related Crimes Bill’ that breaches international…

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News and Press Release
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OSRSG Sexual Violence in Conflict
Posted:
11 Aug 2020