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In 2020, sexual violence is still being used as a weapon of war – but there is a way to end it

n many countries the authority of the state is weak and openly defied by militias and terrorist groups, but in others state forces themselves act with impunity

On 19 June, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – a day set aside by the United Nations to support international efforts to end conflict-related sexual violence, support survivors, and seek accountability through the investigation of alleged war crimes and the prosecution of those responsible.

  • David Lidington
  • The Independent

Throughout human history, the horrors of armed conflict have involved the widespread use of…

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