TITLE

Conflict-driven violence against girls in Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Holst-Roness, Florence Tercier
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Forced Migration Review;Mar2007, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23810984

 

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