Rape Should Be a War Crime

The Swedish vice president of the European Commission is calling for rape to to be classed as a war crime.

In an article in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Margot Wallström asks for more countries in the EU to sign two UN resolutions that protect women’s safety and right to equality during conflict.

To date only seven of the 27 EU member states have signed.

Wallström says even though there are currently no wars in Europe, these papers are still important for human rights everywhere.

She wants the remaining 20 countries to prioritise the UN resolutions within their national action plan for equality.

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