A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict says she is greatly concerned by allegations, including “a high number of alleged rapes” in Tigrayan capital Mekele, with evidence of abuse as a weapon of war coming in via the clinics.
The UN Security Council heard of the plight of the Rohingya bringing calls for more action from then UN body.
Report says Myanmar's security forces are behind rape, murder and arbitrary arrests of Rohingya women. The army operations began after Rohingya insurgents attacked its base.
Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, UN special envoy Pramila Patten says.
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