The futility of ‘International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict’

June 19 was the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The world’s media remained largely silent about the anniversary.

The UN’s recognition of June 19 as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is a hollow gesture. It’s as empty and meaningless as a beauty queen wishing for world peace.

A first step would be demanding the prosecution of peacekeeping forces who target women and children for sex and actively negate their mission in already unstable regions.

#Unbroken is a movement aimed at increasing awareness of the sexual violence experienced by women in conflict and breaking the cycle of stigma and shame attached to victimhood. Please read these brave women’s stories.

Source: The futility of ‘International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict’

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