Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict appointed

Pramila Patten of Mauritius has been appointed as the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under‑Secretary-General, by the UN Secretary General. Having served since 2003 as Member of The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Ms. Patten brings solid and diversified judiciary expertise in sexual and gender-based violence as well as women, peace and security.

The office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has six priority areas, including ending impunity for sexual violence in conflict, protection and empowerment of civilians, increase recognition of rape as a war tactic, mobilize political and national ownership, and harmonize the UN’s response to sexual violence in conflict.

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