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In the context of the course on Women’s human rights held by Ms Luisa Cremonese, the students of the MA Degree Programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance of the University of Padua have joined the UN Campaign “Stop rape now” against the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war.
In order to support the international campaign, they have taken a picture of themselves with their arms crossed in an X to say NO to this odious crime.
Stop rape now: UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict is a new, joint UN initiative, which involves 13 UN agencies to prevent all forms of gender-based violence, including sexual violence, in conflict and to support survivors. It will work with national governments and NGO partners to: generate public awareness on the growing use on the growing use of sexual violence as a weapon of warfare, and how to prevent it; end impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict; improve and scale up services for survivors; address the longer term impacts of sexual violence on communities and national development.