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Rape, sexual slavery, forced marriage combined with lack of security, rule of law, healthcare, food, and education create increased radicalization of both parties with women and girls most at risk.

Rape & Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

At Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, this young woman from the Ogaden Community presents her impassioned plea for recognition. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvwK4NGjrc8#t=48 The UN urges reparations for victims, not just one-cash payments but land & inheritance rights.

UN rights office welcomes new US Supreme Court death penalty ruling

Stating that “intellectual disability is a condition, not a number,” the Supreme Court ruled in this case that it was unconstitutional to refuse to consider mental factors other than an IQ test.

Stepped Up Attacks in Central African Republic Prompt UN Call for more Peacekeepers

Amidst the violence, more than 650,000 people are still internally displaced, & over 290,000 have fled to neighbouring countries in search of refuge from the conflict, which has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones.

Ukraine: Top UN Offficials Urge Peaceful Resolution of Crisis After Deadly Clashes in Kiev

Among at least 22 people killed were journalists, police officers & protesters. The Ministry of Health reported 241 people had been taken to hospital.

Key UN Body Can Now Hear Complaint from Children Whose RIghts Have Been Violated

UNICEF noted Convention is particularly vital for children most vulnerable to human rights violations, especially those excluded & marginalized such as children with disabilities, and from indigenous or minority families.