- Zainab Hawa Bangura visited refugees who fled Iraq, Syria conflict
- Sexual violence is being committed against women strategically, she says
Zainab Hawa Bangura is the United Nations special representative of the secretary general on sexual violence in conflict and serves as the United Nations' spokesperson and political advocate on conflict-related sexual violence. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)Nothing prepared me for what I saw and heard when I visited refugees from the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.