Conflict-related sexual violence – report of the United nations Secretary-general 2019

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2019, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2467 (2019), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013).

National and international remedies for torture

Torture survivors and those acting on their behalf face serious obstacles in accessing justice in Sudan. This has been recognised by reports issued by official bodies and nongovernmental organisations1 and was affirmed in a October 2004 legal training workshop in Khartoum, co-organised by the Sudanese Organisation against Torture (SOAT), the Khartoum Centre for Human Rights and Economic Development and REDRESS. The workshop brought together lawyers, civil society representatives, human rights organisations from different regions of Sudan, as well as representatives from the Judiciary, Ministry of Justice, police and military to discuss strategies and options for improving access to justice for survivors of torture and other serious international crimes.

Evaluating Asylum Seekers: An Interview with Dr. Arno Vosk

In the third installment of Evaluating Asylum Seekers, Sampsonia Way speaks to Dr. Arno Vosk, an advisor to a medical student clinic at the University of Pennsylvania. I find it incredible that people who have endured such suffering in their home countries should find it so difficult to get refuge in the United States.

Development of a multi-layered psychosocial care system for children in areas of political violence

Few psychosocial and mental health care systems have been reported for children affected by political violence in low and middle income settings and there is a paucity of research-supported recommendations. This paper describes afield tested multi-layered psychosocial care system for children (focus age between 8-14 years), aiming to translate common principles and guidelines into a comprehensive support package

Nowhere to turn: failure to protect, support and assure justice for Darfuri women

This report amplifies the voices of some 88 women in the Farchana refugee camp, some of them breaking their silence for the first time. They spoke about the sexual violence visited upon them both in Darfur and in the environs of the refugee camps in Chad, and about their lives and difficulties in the camp. The report reveals the profound stigma and physical violence to which many women have been subjected as a result of sexual assault.

Traumatic events and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst Sudanese nationals, refugees and Ugandans in the West Nile

Symptoms of PTSD in war-affected Sudanese populations can be partly explained by traumatic event exposures. The high prevalence of violence and symptoms of PTSD in refugee populations highlight the need for better protection and security in refugee settlements. Humanitarian agencies must consider the provision of mental health services for populations affected by war and forced migration.

SudanĀ“s Children at a Crossroads: An Urgent Need for Protection

The report addresses violations against children in six major categories identified by the United Nations Security Council. These categories include killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abduction, denial of humanitarian assistance, attacks on schools and hospitals and recruitment and use of children into armed forces and groups. In addition, the report discusses various other violations that continue to be committed against children and their families, such as forced labor, displacement and trafficking. (both .html and .pdf,

Children Affected by Armed Conflict/ Child Soldiers

Child Soldiers provides an overview of the conditions and treatment of the estimated 250,000 children who fight in wars around the world. This thematic page describes the impact soldiering has on children and steps being taken to end this abuse.

Rights of the Child in Sudan

Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Sudan – 31st Session – Geneva, 18 September – 4 October 2002