Ms. Razia Sultana has been documenting the widespread sexual violence committed against the Rohingya and ethnic minorities in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Two reports provide evidence and testimonies of women who are survivors and victims of the violence, titled “Witness to Horror“, published in February 2017 and “Rape by Command“, published in February 2018.
Related: In September 2017, a group of Libyan women’s civil society organizations wrote an open letter to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé. The letter provides recommendations on strengthening meaningful participation of local women-led civil society in the implementation of […]
Ms. Charo Mina-Rojas was interviewed by UN Women in October 2017 as part of the advocacy she conducted surrounding the open debate. The following is an excerpt from the interview, published by UN Women. “I grew up in an afro-descendent community in Cali, Colombia, surrounded by strong and capable women. Yet, the men in their […]