Thursday, August 31, 2023

What is international community doing for the victims of conflict-related sexual violence?

 Yes, the international community is doing a lot to protect people in Sudan from conflict-related sexual violence. Here are some of the things that are being done:

  • The United Nations has established a mission in Sudan, the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), to help protect civilians and promote peace. UNITAMS has a dedicated team working on preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict.
  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the conflict in Sudan, including those who have been sexually abused. OCHA is also working to raise awareness of the issue of sexual violence in conflict and to ensure that survivors have access to the services they need.
  • The African Union (AU) has condemned the use of sexual violence in Sudan and has called for perpetrators to be brought to justice. The AU is also providing support to the Sudanese government to help prevent and respond to sexual violence.
  • The European Union (EU) has provided funding to support the work of UNITAMS and other organizations working to protect people from sexual violence in Sudan. The EU is also working to raise awareness of the issue of sexual violence in conflict and to promote the rights of survivors.

In addition to these international efforts, there are also many Sudanese organizations working to protect people from sexual violence. These organizations provide a range of services, including medical care, counseling, and legal assistance. They also work to raise awareness of the issue and to advocate for the rights of survivors.

The work of the international community and Sudanese organizations is essential to protecting people from sexual violence in Sudan. However, more needs to be done. The conflict in Sudan is ongoing and the risk of sexual violence remains high. The international community must continue to provide support to those working to protect people from this horrific crime.

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