UN, DRC Sign Accord to Stop Rape

The UN signs an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo aimed at fighting against rape and sexual violence

The United Nations (UN) has signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo aimed at fighting against rape and sexual violence by armed groups in the strife-torn eastern part of the country.

The accord was signed by DR Congo's Prime Minister, Augustin Matata Ponyo, and the UN's special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, during a visit by Bangura to the country.

In the accord, Bangura and Ponyo "expressed their concern at the persistence of sexual violence committed by armed men mostly in the east of the country".

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Source: 
News 24

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