When Sexual Violence Was Used As a Weapon of War

Shame, fear, trauma; why are victims silenced and humiliated by the perpetrators?

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Rape and sexual abuse in conflicts and wars have been a reality for centuries. Rape is a tool, used by the powerful, to punish and terrorize those who are helpless. Sexual violence is a vast term that refers to many crimes. From children to…




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