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Angelina Jolie Helps Shed Light On Sexual Violence In Conflict Zones

India's Rape Culture
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India's rape culture is out of control. Read More »
Rape As A Punishment
On wishing rape upon rapists. Read More »
Another Gang Rape
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A 29-year-old woman was abducted by a bus driver and gang raped. Read More »
DRC Angelina Jolie
"It’s been going on in every war, every crisis."

Rape and sexual violence have long been used as a weapon in conflict — a way to enact brutal violence on women and children who are by and large bystanders. There are myriad examples: The Rwandan genocide, the violence in Sierra Leone and the conflict in Bosnia, to name a few. But despite the hundreds of thousands of victims, rape as a weapon was only codified as an offense on an international level in 1998, when the Rome Statute named rape as a “crime against humanity.” (A little note on the Rome Statute: President Bill Clinton signed on to it in ’98, and then George W. Bush revoked our signature on it during his presidency.) Keep reading »

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