Conflict-driven violence against girls in Africa

Holst-Roness, Florence Tercier
March 2007
Forced Migration Review;Mar2007, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p26
Academic Journal
The article deals with the concern of the International Committee of the Red Cross about the magnitude of the sexual violations committed against girls in wartime in Africa. Sexual violence is used against girls in wartime as a form of torture, to inflict injury, to extract information, and to degrade and intimidate. Girls associated with fighting forces are often absent in formal disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration processes.


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