Congolese commanders sign declaration to combat sexual violence in war, a move welcomed by UN

March 31, 2015 5:44 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – Congolese army commanders signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed Tuesday as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts.

The declaration, signed in Congo's capital, Kinshasa, is part of a government plan adopted in September to end sexual violence by the armed forces.

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