“If sexual violence is not fully addressed in ceasefires and peace processes, there will be no peace for women,” said former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland at a UN high-level meeting on peace negotiations in New York.
Two researchers crunching population statistics have confirmed an unsettling reality. Siwan Anderson and Debraj Ray noticed the ratio of women to men in developing regions and in some cultures is suspiciously below the norm.
Les femmes de Mauritanie qui portent plainte pour agression sexuelle s’exposent au risque d’être incarcérées en raison de lois mal définies et d’un phénomène de stigmatisation, qui font porter aux victimes la responsabilité du crime.
Women in Mauritania who press charges for sexual assault face the risk of jail time because of poorly defined laws and stigma that criminalise victims rather than offenders, according to a local UN-funded non-profit.
Marking the first time the Organization of American States’ court has heard a Mexican femicide case, the historic legal proceeding centers on the slayings of three young women who were found with five other female victims in Ciudad Juarez in 2001.