Friday, 7 February 2014

Increase in sexual violence

Rape and other forms of sexual violence are on the increase in Ivory Coast – that’s the warning from the United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights. He was speaking to reporters in Abidjan earlier this week – after a ten day mission to assess the human rights situation in the country. He also said there’s worrying evidence that state actors, like the army, are often the perpetrators. The UN expert’s comments back up what local and international charities in the country have been telling the BBC’s Tamasin Ford – who sent this report from Bouake, the former capital of the north of Ivory Coast.

To listen to this report, please click on this link.

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