Background Information on Sexual Violence used as a Tool of War

2014UN Prevent Genocide Rawanda

The victims of modern armed conflict are far more likely to be civilians than soldiers. According to UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, the vast majority of casualties in todays wars are among civilians, mostly women and children. Women in particular can face devastating forms of sexual violence, which are sometimes deployed systematically to achieve military or political objectives.

Key wordsarmed conflict / sexual violence / women


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