From Hollywood's #MeToo movement to the distinguished Nobel Peace Prize, more light is being shed on the prevalence of sexual violence.

The UN has called gender-based violence a global pandemic.

A recent UN study found sexual violence continues to be employed as a tactic of war and a tool of political repression.

Sexual violence is not only prevalent on the battlefields of war, but can also be experienced at home or work.

Will the presitigious award provide a much larger platform for survivors of sexual violence everywhere?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Anthony Gambino, Panzi Foundation

Susannah Sirkin, Physicians for Human Rights

Source: Al Jazeera News