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Zainab Hawa met Dr Riek over sexual violence

Author : | Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict has met with the leader of the SPLM-SPLA in Opposition in Ethiopia.

Zainab Hawa Bangura met with Riek Machar and discussed concrete measures that the opposition must take to prevent sexual violence by his forces.

Last week, Madam Bangura, according to the UN website, travelled to Unity State capital, Bentiu to engage with the local commanders of government forces, state authorities and UN staff, humanitarian workers and survivors of sexual violence.

Her visit concluded with a Joint Communique with the Government that outlines clear steps they will take to prevent and address sexual violence crimes.

During her time in the country, Madam Bangura met with President Salva Kiir, senior government officials, the army, and the police.

She also met with the Chairman of the South Sudan Human Rights Commission, women’s groups, community leaders, service providers, journalists and UN staff.

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