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'Sold for a packet of cigarettes': UN Envoy's visit to the Middle East

Zainab Hawa Bangura, the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, recently visited Syria and Iraq, as well as neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, to hear from women who had experienced conflict-related sexual violence. Here, she shares the stories that made the greatest impression on her.


International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June 2015
SRSG Bangura greets women of Bria, Central African Republic December 2012
Launch of Report of the Secretary-General on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence April 2014
Team of Experts' visit to Liberia
SRSG Bangura's visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina
SRSG Bangura at Chatham House
Washington Visit - February 2013
Somalia - April 2013
G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting April 2013
Central African Republic - December 2012
Visit to Colombia by SRSG Wallström 2012


  • "One visitor's response to the UN's thought-provoking NY Exhibition: 'Rape in Conflict' UN HQ NY. From 26/1 to 28/2,
  • SRSG-SVC salue la coopération entre la Guinée et l’Hôpital de Panzi en RDC visant à améliorer les services aux surv… ,
  • UN SRSG-SVC praises cooperation between Guinea and Panzi Hospital in the DRC aimed to improve support for survivors… ,