“The United States joins with the international community in sending a simple and unequivocal message: violence against women and children will not be tolerated and must be stopped. The United States places a high priority on this issue of fundamental human rights and global security. I am pleased that the Security Council, chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, unanimously approved a US-sponsored resolution that will increase the protection of women and children in conflict. In particular, the resolution focuses on one of the most abhorrent features of modern war: the use of rape as a weapon, and other forms of sexual violence against women and children.”
~ President Barack Obama on the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1888
|Secretary Clinton on the Adoption of a UNSC Resolution to Combat Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict|
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UNICEF: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
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