UN: New champion for women in conflict

IANSA Women’s Network has welcomed the appointment of Margot Wallström as the new United Nations Special Representative for sexual violence in conflict, as requested in Security Council Resolution 1888 on Women, Peace and Security. The new Special Representative has the potential to ensure the UN is more effective in working against rape in war and in addressing its causes, including discrimination against women, the myths that fuel sexual violence and the availability of the weapons that facilitate it. More