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Study paints even bleaker portrait of Congo rapes

A new collaborative study says that sexual violence is more widespread than previously thought.


Could Gadhafi be charged with using rape as a weapon?

When rebels retook the tallest building in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata late last month, they found a message, spelled out in green Arabic graffiti, from the government troops who had been occupying the building: “If we survive, we are warning you gays and dogs. We will not forgive anybody from Misrata. We will [...]


Why is rape different?

Naomi Wolf on why Julian Assange’s rape accusers deserve to be named.


Officials confirm arrest of rebel leader for mass rapes in Congo

United Nations officials hailed the capture of a militant leader implicated in a barbaric series of mass rapes earlier this year, but experts feared the arrest would be seen as an “isolated event.”

Congo soldiers on why they rape

A clip from Lisa Jackson’s “The Greatest Silence” features a group of young male soldiers talking openly about the acts of rape that they have committed.


Rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In this extended web interview, Alison Stewart speaks with Anneke van Woudenberg of Human Rights Watch about the roots of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the use of rape as a weapon against communities there.

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