International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

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2021 Date19 July 2021
2022 Date19 July 2022
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict History

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on June 19th of 2015. The observance honors and pays tribute to the victims of sexual violence in conflict, it also emphasizes that the crime needs to be eliminated. States, Cities, and communities are encouraged to promote events and lectures to raise awareness regarding the issue. The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict happens every year on June 19th.

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Facts & Quotes

  • According to the UN, it is estimated that globally, for each rape reported in connection with a conflict, 10 to 20 cases go undocumented.
  • According to the UN, conflict-related sexual violence encompasses rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage and any other form of sexual violence perpetrated against women, men, girls, or boys.
  • On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we must hear the survivors, and recognize their needs and demands. They are mostly women and girls, but also men and boys, calling for our support to access life-saving health services, justice and reparation - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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