East Africa bloc slams sexual violence in South Sudan

The East Africa bloc on Tuesday condemned reports of widespread sexual violence, including torture, rape and gang rape of women and young girls, by soldiers and unidentified armed men in South Sudan.
The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) called on South Sudan authorities to identify and punish perpetrators of rape with the view of ending impunity.
IGAD appeals to the parties to create an enabling environment for survivors to report acts of rape and other related crimes access requisite services without fear of stigmatization or reprisal.

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