The UN has cited world leaders for “turning a blind eye” to systematic rape of girls in conflict countries and has called for those responsible to be charged by the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Of special note, the lead author of the UN report says, “The neglect and inertia demonstrated by the international community is almost as shocking as the crimes themselves. In effect, world leaders are turning their backs on young girls who desperately need protection, and turning a blind eye to crimes against humanity.”  To read the article from the PovertyMatters Blog with a link to the full report, click here.

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