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A Security Council Resolution to condemn Human Trafficking in Conflict Zones

The Security Council has just adopted a resolution which strongly and unanimously condemns human trafficking with purposes of sexual slavery, exploitation and forced labor in conflict zones. As the Fondation Scelles highlighted it in its 4th Global Report, the I.S. entity exercises, towards certain ethnic minorities (particularly Yezidi girls and women), a form of organized and deliberate sexual slavery which addresses strategic, ideological and financial aims. It has become most urgent to implement everything likely to put an end to these practices and condemn their perpetrators.

 

 

Yazidi girls sold on “slaves market”

The 2331 resolution (2016), voted this December 20th, specifically condemns the sale and swapping of human beings by Daesh, whether they are Yesidis or from other ethnic or religious minorities. Indeed, groups like Daesh, Boko Haram or the Shebabs organize human trafficking on a more or less big scale. Indeed, these practices are founded on gendered sexual violence; girls and women are its first victims; they do reveal a conscious and deliberate will. Zainab Bangura, the general Secretary’s special representative who is in charge of the conflict-related sexual violence issue, identified 6 key factors which constitute these practices when:

-sexual violence has become a systematic practice

-sexual violence is used to scare

-sexual trade is used to finance a terrorist group’s activities

-sexual violence is used to persecute a political, ethnic or religious group

-sexual trade is used to radicalize, recruit, detain or reward fighters

-sexual violence is used as an ideology to keep women’s bodies and sexuality under control.

 

 

Read also >>>  Save Yazidis from the Daesh Claws and put an end to an unpunished crime

Watch >>> http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-1-trafficking-in-persons-in-conflict-situations-security-council-7847th-meeting/5255784954001

 

Enough talking! Nadia Mourad asks the Security Council to take action

Nadia described once more the hell she lived, the attack of her village, the sexual violence she suffered, her selling, reselling and exchanging; then she reminded the Security Council that, to date, 3.000 Yazidis are still in captivity, including a majority of young women and children, feminine sexual victims or minor soldiers. Today she is fighting so that persecutions against Yesidis are considered a genocide : these trade victims are also terrorism victims. What is the Security Council waiting for before it recommends the implementation of an international and independent board of inquiry on Daesh’s crimes in order to prosecute their perpetrators? In parallel, the French parliament voted a resolution which invites the Government to seize the UN Security Council so that it recognizes Daesh’s genocide against christian, Yesidi populations and other religious minorities in Syria and in Iraq and give competence powers to the international Court of Justice with the aim of prosecuting the criminals.

 

Read also

>>> "Terrorism and sexual exploitation" de "Prostitution : Exploitation, Persecution, Repression", 4th Global Report from the Scelles Foundation

 

The Scelles Foundation in the press

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