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UN Envoy Tells VOA: IS Abuse of Women Is Heartbreaking

A recent trip to the Middle East to meet refugees and survivors of Islamic State violence left the U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict in tears. Zainab Hawa Bangura said the ordeals of women and girls, particularly those of the Yazidi religious minority, were heartbreaking. “I think one of the first things I recognized and realized during my trip is that this is a war that is being fought on the backs of women and girls,” she told VOA in an interview. Dire straits   She...

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