Urgent to Protect Girls & Education in Conflict Said UN Officials After Deadly Attack in Afghanistan

The Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and on Violence Against Children, Dr Najat Maalla M’jid, condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that took place outside a school in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul, Afghanistan on 8 May 2021, in which, according to the latest reports, hundreds of [...]

2021-05-12T11:19:31-04:00Wednesday, 12 May 2021|

The Story of Zinah, Formerly Associated with an Armed Group in the Central African Republic

This story was produced by    When the conflict erupted in 2019 in Birao, Central African Republic, Zinah was 12 years old and lived with her mother. “I come from a poor family. My father died when I was young. We were four [at home] and my mother took care of us. It was very [...]

2021-03-16T06:59:35-04:00Monday, 8 March 2021|

Nigeria: Missing Schoolgirls must be Immediately Released, Concerns at Increased Abduction Incidents – UN Representative for Children & Armed Conflict

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC), Virginia Gamba, called for the immediate release of some 300 schoolgirls abducted last week in Nigeria’s Zamfara State. She expressed serious concerns at the notable increase of abduction incidents in the country in recent months in which girls have been particularly targeted. [...]

2021-03-01T15:16:56-05:00Monday, 1 March 2021|

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – Statement by SRSG Virginia Gamba

Please check against delivery His Excellency Chargé d'Affaires of Argentina to the United Nations, Señor Ministro Alejandro Verdier, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, Colleagues from the field, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honor for me to commemorate with you the 2020 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual [...]

2021-03-17T06:44:02-04:00Monday, 22 June 2020|

DR Congo: Statement by Leila Zerrougui on the Publication of Report on Recruitment of Girls by Armed Groups

The report “Invisible Survivors: Girls in Armed Groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2009 to 2015”, published this week by the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the recruitment of girls by armed groups in the country highlights the violence girls are confronted with as well as the [...]

2018-11-08T15:53:26-05:00Friday, 27 November 2015|
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