n Conflict Trends - Sexual abuse and exploitation : power tools in peacekeeping missions - : feature

Volume 2005, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


"Please if you kill my husband then there will be no one to take care of me, " she told them. "The three men, they grabbed me and raped me. I lost the child. I was in pain! I was bleeding badly, there was plenty of blood." Violence against women in conflict situations is commonplace but not unique as violence against women occurs in peacetime as well. However, it is the situation that women in conflict zones find themselves in that leaves them vulnerable to such atrocities.

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