Sexual violence victims call for peaceful elections

Victims of sexual violence in the 2007/08 post-election chaos on Monday called on the government to publish and disseminate a clear code of conduct that will guide any security operations and deployments during the election period to address cases of sexual violence.

Grace Agenda’s Head Jacqueline Mutere said the government should identify potential hotspots, provide additional safeguards including ample security, lighting and hotline numbers as well as access to emergency medical care and treatment.

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