SRSG on violence against children: Annual report 2015, para. 130
Seeking redress through the criminal justice system can also be very intimidating, as girls fear that their credibility may be questioned, or that they may be blamed, rather than protected as victims. In countries where discrimination and stigma against sexual violence is high, it is particularly hard for girls to approach police stations or courts, for fear of verbal intimidation and harassment, and of seeing their testimony dismissed.
Non-negotiated soft law
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children