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A world free of wartime rape is within our reach

According to a press released published by the UN Information Center here (UNIC), Under-Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura made the remarks while commenting on eradicating wartime sexual violence. She refers to the conflict-related sexual violence as a war crime. The followings are the full text of her message on the issue: “Conflict-related sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma. Perhaps the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era, and that in today’s age of high tech warfare rape is no longer used as a weapon of mass destruction….