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Human rights violation

Rape, Sexualised wartime violence, war tactic, threat to world peace and international security

Rape and other forms of sexualised wartime violence against women are serious human rights violations. The UN Human Rights Convention of 1996 is an international acknowledgement that rape and other forms of sexualised wartime violence against women are extreme forms of violence and torture and thus constitute serious breaches of human rights. In 2008 the Security Council of the United Nations in Resolution 1820 described the use of sexualised violence as a war tactic for the first time, establishing sexualised violence as a threat to world...

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Human rights work

Pressure on politicians and organisations, so that they stand up for the rights of women

medica mondiale advocates the cause of women at political level, exerts pressure on politicians and organisations, so that they stand up for the rights of women. Throughout the world, medica mondiale urges politicians and governments to respect international agreements for preventive protection of women against sexualised violence.

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