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Amisom Takes Strong Stand On Sexual Exploitation and Violence

As part of the continued efforts by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to combat Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), dosage mind http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/comments.php the recently appointed Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission (SRCC) for Somalia and Head of AMISOM, viagra 100mg http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_data/class.gallerystorage_driver_base.php Ambassador Maman Sambo Sidikou, pharmacy http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php has opened a three-day workshop aimed at strengthening the Mission’s instruments and approaches towards preventing and addressing the issue of SEA.

Speaking during the opening, Amb. Sidikou said “AMISOM is duty-bound to diligently respect and implement the mandate entrusted to the mission by the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) and authorized by the United Nations Security Council in line with applicable policy guidelines on gender and human rights.”

He also stressed that “Like any other human undertaking, AMISOM must continually seek to improve our systems and processes in order to respond to the dynamics of the mission, particularly on issues that affect the most vulnerable in society, such as those of sexual exploitation and abuse of women and girls.”

Amb. Sidikou therefore noted that the workshop is critical in enhancing the Mission’s transparency and accountability mechanism related to conduct and discipline of the Mission’s civilian, police and military personnel.

As Amb. Sidikou assumes the leadership of AMISOM to steer the fulfillment ofits mandate to support the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in bringing about peace in Somalia, he says that he iss committed to ensuring that AMISOM meets its obligations under international humanitarian law, especially with respect to conflict related sexual violence, including SEA.

Amb. Sidikou’s assumption of duty coincides with this maiden workshop of AMISOM’s leadership on SEA that is intended, not only to ensure that the leadership is well-equipped to address potential cases of SEA but to also come up with a robust, effective and victim-friendly response to addressing it if it occurs.

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