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Washington Post: the Meuse and Jolie's fight against sexual violence

Abducted and raped in Wars, sexual violence is often used as a tactic. Minister of foreign Affairs of the Meuse and the Hollywood star Angelina Jolie signs examples - and take the issue to the UN security Council.

in conjunction with the American actress Angelina Jolie Federal government is foreign Minister Heiko Maas for a stronger fight against sexual abuse in conflict-affected regions. "Rape and other forms of sexual violence as war and terrorism tactics used in the world," - said in a guest post for the Washington Post.

Maas, and Jolie to praise in it although the progress in the past decades. Responsible for genocide and ethnic cleansing had been brought to responsibility. Today, this is under threat "from a rising tide of intolerance and a weaker commitment to human rights". The rights of women would be put into question again.

The perpetrators would often go unpunished, says foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

impunity with devastating consequences

The perpetrators would often go unpunished, write to the Meuse and Jolie. "This impunity has devastating consequences." The politicians and the Hollywood star, reports of Meetings with Survivors in countries such as Iraq, Bosnia and Sierra Leone. This would you have asked urgently to address the lack of criminal prosecution. This would lead to "sexual violence can continue to exist".

The two mentioned in your guest post frightening examples of the fates of women in crisis countries. The Congolese doctor, and Nobel peace prize laureate Denis Mukwege had treated in his clinic three generations of women who had been raped: mother, daughter and granddaughter.

justice, and victims strengths challenge

Maas, and Jolie, to improve in these crimes, the identification of opportunities. "We want to make sure that perpetrators are held of sexual violence to justice". In addition, the victim should be supported more. This should also include victims who were often overlooked: boys or men who were born out of a rape.

"All the victims full access to justice, compensation and financial support earn," write the Meuse and Jolie. In addition, compliance with international standards, such as UN resolutions should be strengthened.

Maas advertises for a Resolution

To the topic it is today in the UN security Council, which advises under the German presidency on concrete measures to be taken against sexual violence. Maas directs the open debate in New York. As a speaker, the Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad is invited Mukwege.

The Federal government has made the fight against sexual violence in conflict areas one of the priorities of its month-long presidency of the UN security Council. In addition to more support for the victims and a better legal fight, you want to reach, that those who suffer the consequences of sexual violence against women, approve of or promote.

Germany in the UN security Council: In the first row, 01.04.2019 Atlas |USA |Washington D. C.

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