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UN, Sudan to tackle sexual violence

Pramila Patten, United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict [File photo]
Pramila Patten, United Nations special representative of the secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict [File photo]

The United Nations yesterday announced its plan to sign a joint statement with the Sudanese government about fighting sexual violence, the Anadolu Agency reported.

According to the Sudanese news agency, the meeting between the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, and the Governor of Darfur, Abdel-Wahed Yousef, showed that “there is an official political will to fight violence based on gender”.

The UN representative said her visit to Darfur aims to follow up closely the “great improvement of security conditions, mainly in relation to the status of women.”

Meanwhile, Yousef said that war has completely ended in Darfur, which is working now on development and carrying out social reconciliations to bridge the social gaps in society and to get erase the remnants of war.

“The violations which took place during the war in Darfur were limited and they were treated by law,” he said, noting to the cooperation between the government and the UN in carrying out such missions.

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