The former Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura , has started work at her new assignment in New York. It must be recalled that in June this year ,  the  UN Secretary-General  , His Excellency Ban-Ki moon,   appointed  Madam Zainab Hawa Bangura as  the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.



According to the UN,  the  ”Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG) serves as the Untied Nation’s spokesperson and political advocate on conflict-related sexual violence and is chair of the network UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. The five priorities for the SRSG’s mandate are (1) to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, (2) to empower women to seek redress, (3) to mobilize political ownership, (4) to increase recognition of rape and (5) to harmonise the UN’s response. ”

Today, Wednesday September 19,  at 3 : 00 pm,  at the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations, Mrs. Bangura will be briefing the AU Group of Permanent Representatives and  diplomats on sexual violence in conflict situations.

We will bring you full coverage of the event.

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