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War Victimization: Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On April - 17 - 2013

Congo-rape-victim-shields-007(CNN) — One of the longest-lasting effects of conflict is one that is all too often hidden away, breaking down social fabric and affecting those it touches for the rest of their lives. Rape and sexual violence are easy to overlook — private tragedies with public stigmas. According to a new report from Save the Children, children bear the brunt of this unseen crisis, enduring the unthinkable when they are most vulnerable. And sexual violence against children is more common than we dare to think. More than half of the victims of sexual violence are children, according to our report. In places of active or past conflict, from Liberia to Colombia to Afghanistan, children — both boys and girls — have been afflicted by this horrendous crime. One study cited in the report shows that in post-conflict Liberia, a staggering 80% of victims of sexual violence were children, and the majority of those had been raped. READ MORE HERE

 

Most rape victims in war zones are children

Report finds most rape victims in conflict zones are children

Children greatest victims of sexual violence in war zones, new report

G8 nations pledge action to halt sexual violence in war










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