Rape and sexual violence rising concern in Ukraine, says UN Women

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The UN Security Council has heard that rape is being used as a 'weapon of war' in Ukraine - in a session focusing on how the war has impacted women and children.
Sima Bahous, the executive director of UN Women, has said her agency is increasingly hearing reports of rape and sexual violence in Ukraine. She said the risk of human trafficking, especially of young women and unaccompanied teenagers, is also a rising concern.
“The combination of mass displacement with the large presence of conscripts and mercenaries, and the brutality displayed against Ukrainian civilians, has raised all red flags,” Bahous told the UN Security Council.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from the United Nations.

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