The 68th session of General Assembly of the United Nations on 25 September 2013 signed a declaration pledging new action to end sexual violence in conflict zones. The declaration was titled ‘Time To Act’. Ministers from 113 countries signed the declaration in General Assembly of the United Nations held in New York.
It also declared that it will adopt a new International Protocol in 2014 to help and ensure that evidence collected can stand up in the court.
The declaration adopted in the background of recent increase in the number of rape cases and sexual violence against women.
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