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Sexual Violence Against Women Soars In Somalia

Somalia has been devastated by conflict for decades, and now the country is dealing with famine as well. These factors have made living in what was already one of the most dangerous areas on the planet even harsher for women. Recently there's been an increase in various forms of sexual abuse against women, ranging… » 12/28/11 10:00am 12/28/11 10:00am

Hundreds Of Women Report Rape By Gadhafi's Forces

A survey of 59,000 Libyan refugees confirms reports that rape is being used as a weapon of war by Gadhafi's forces. Psychologist Dr. Seham Sergewa was treating children affected by the conflict when several mothers told her they were raped. She added a question about sexual violence to a survey she distributed in… » 5/31/11 5:00pm 5/31/11 5:00pm