Our Bodies - Their Battle Ground: Gender-based Violence in Conflict Zones

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

The sexual abuse of women in war is nothing new and has long been tolerated as one of the inevitable features of military conflict. That in itself has been a cause of concern among human rights advocates. However, the large scale use of rape as an instrument for delivering a psychological blow during armed conflict has caused even more concern.

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Our bodies, Genderbased Violence in conflict zones, IRIN, 2008