Interview with Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Conflict-related sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare in many armed conflicts around the globe from Bosnia to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone – affecting both women and men, girls and boys. In June 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Zainab Hawa Bangura as his special envoy on this issue. Upon taking up her post, the former Minister of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone declared that the elimination of this scourge is possible, and outlined six objectives she intends to pursue.

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