World observes Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Jun, 2020. 11:27 am

World is observing Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict today.

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly  proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.

The date was chosen to commemorate the adoption on 19 June 2008 of Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), in which the Council condemned sexual violence as a tactic of war and an impediment to peace building.

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