Marking International Women’s Day 2022, sixteen women’s organizations from across the world sent a letter to the office of the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Pramila Patten.
The letter cited UN resolutions, including United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (S/RES/1325) on Women, Security, and Peace and international conventions like the Geneva Convention of 1949 to request a response to the humanitarian blockade imposed by the federal government on Tigray.
More particularly the letter focused on the urgent needs of survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence which has been extensively documented by human rights organizations which are not being met because of the devastation of the Tigrayan health care system and lack of access to basic healthcare supplies in Tigray as a result of the siege. In light of this signatories called for: