Association of Combatant Status and Sexual Violence With Health and Mental Health Outcomes in Postconflict Liberia

JAMA. Kirsten Johnson et al, 2008

Former combatants in Liberia were not exclusively male. Both female and male former combatants who experienced sexual violence had worse mental health outcomes than noncombatants and other former combatants who did not experience exposure to sexual violence.

Key wordsarmed conflict / gender based violence / organised violence / reconstruction / sexual violence / women