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Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Conflict – Press Conference (25 Feb 2019)

(Geneva, 25 February 2019) Sexual violence in conflict and the stigma that victims often face must be addressed urgently, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a joint appeal with the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer.

Describing how he was “frequently horrified” by the first-hand accounts of survivors in his previous role as head of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Guterres said that only last year, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh spoke of gang-rape of women and girls in their homes before they fled Myanamar.

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