Combating Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment in the DRC

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The last two decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have become notorious for the prevalence of sexual violence, with tens of thousands of women and young girls believed to have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence. The use of child soldiers has also been endemic, with the almost 1,000 children recruited by armed groups between January 2012 and August 2013 alone, predominantly in the eastern province of North Kivu, according to UN estimates.

Mme Jeanine Mabunda, the president’s personal representative in charge of the fight against sexual violence and child recruitment for the DRC, will discuss her work to increase awareness of sexual violence and child recruitment. She will discuss how to better protect women and children in armed conflict and efforts towards ending impunity.

The event will take place on Thursday, 10th March at Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LE

To register, click the link below:

https://www.chathamhouse.org/forms/registration-form-combating-sexual-violence-and-child-recruitment-drc?dm_i=1TYF,42UK0,BRVD4U,ES3KU,1 

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Text source: Chatham House – 4th March 2016

 

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