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UNFPA and British Embassy welcome adoption of the Declaration on Denouncing Stigmatization of Survivors of Conflict-related Sexual Violence by Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina

29 June 2017

SARAJEVO, 29. June 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina congratulate the Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina on its 20th anniversary of dedicated work and persistence in building and sharing their joint vision of tolerant, open and diverse society in every part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

On this important day, and on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we are delighted to welcome the adoption of a landmark Declaration on Denouncing Stigmatization of Survivors of Conflict-related Sexual Violence by Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

This Declaration is a clear signal to everyone that religious communities, religious leaders and the clergy are clearly and unequivocally condemning social exclusion, marginalization and outright discrimination society commits against survivors of conflict related sexual violence.

 

UN Population Fund and the British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina stand with Inter-Religious Council in their efforts to alleviate stigmatisation of survivors and will continue working on this issue in the future.