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Still no justice for women survivors of wartime rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 12, 2012

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March 28, 2012 It is time the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina enacted its 2010 commitment to ensure justice, truth and reparation for hundreds of survivors of wartime sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today. “Nearly two decades after the end of the war, hundreds of women continue to live with the […]

International women’s group begins mapping sexual violence in Syria

April 2, 2012

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By Al Arabiya with Agencies Sunday, 01 April 2012 The international group, Women’s Media Center, has begun to document acts of sexual violence in Syria in a bid to prosecute future human rights violations and crimes. (File photo) A women rights’ group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across […]

Wronged women of Liberia reluctant to revisit human rights abuses

February 28, 2012

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Having already testified to a government commission, victims of sexual violence eschew new process based on traditional justice Tamasin Ford guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 28 February 2012 A boy in front of a sign illustrating the reasons behind the creation of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP The women sat on plastic chairs arranged in […]

UN report on sexual violence during conflict singles out worst offenders

February 24, 2012

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Special Representative Margot Wallström presents the Secretary-General’s report on conflict-related sexual violence to the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine 23 February 2012 – The annual United Nations report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world today for the first time names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of […]

Gloria Steinem on Rape in War, Its Causes, and How to Stop It

February 8, 2012

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Feb 8 2012 A victim of a 2011 mass rape attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo poses for a photo, her identity concealed for security reasons / AP It doesn’t matter where you look; sexualized violence is intrinsic to conflict. Qaddafi’s soldiers committed rape in the last days of Libya’s regime. The Egyptian military […]

Bangladesh Rape Victims Say War Crimes Overlooked

September 7, 2011

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By Bijoyeta DasWeNews correspondentTuesday, September 6, 2011 Bangladesh is celebrating 40 years of independence, but two sisters who were both victimized by massive, brutal war-time rapes are in no mood to celebrate. They say their lives have been ruined and perpetrators have never been brought to justice. DHAKA, Bangladesh (WOMENSENEWS)–A dust-caked plaque says Laily Begum […]

Bangladesh Rape Victims Say War Crimes Overlooked

September 7, 2011

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By Bijoyeta DasWeNews correspondentTuesday, September 6, 2011 Bangladesh is celebrating 40 years of independence, but two sisters who were both victimized by massive, brutal war-time rapes are in no mood to celebrate. They say their lives have been ruined and perpetrators have never been brought to justice. DHAKA, Bangladesh (WOMENSENEWS)–A dust-caked plaque says Laily Begum […]