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03 Aug 2016 description

New York, 3 August 2016: As the Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) meet in Addis Ababa on 5 August 2016, for an extra-ordinary summit on the situation in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, calls for an investigation into the alleged sexual violence crimes recently committed in South Sudan.

11 Nov 2015 description

(New York, 10 November 2015) The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, today commended senior officers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Sudan People’s Liberation Army (In Opposition), for signing explicit undertakings to prevent conflict-related sexual violence.

19 Feb 2015 description

Press Release by United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura

(New York, 18 February 2015)

I take note of the Communique on Preventing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence issued by Dr. Riek Machar on behalf of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Sudan People’s Liberation Army In Opposition on 18 December 2014.

19 Oct 2014 description

As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last week to assess the situation of sexual violence in conflict in the country.

13 Oct 2014 description

13 October 2014

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura has concluded her first visit to South Sudan with a Joint Communique with the government that outlines clear steps they will take to prevent and address sexual violence crimes. Sexual violence is a consistent characteristic of the conflict and is being perpetrated by all the parties.