[violence] sexual violence

Plusieurs centaines de femmes en noir arborant un ruban blanc se sont rassemblées mercredi à l'entrée du siège du syndicat de la presse au centre du Caire pour protester contre "les agressions sexuelles" subies par des journalistes.
On the 25th of May, the day of the referendum, women and girls taking part in a peaceful demonstration demanding democracy were beaten and sexually attacked.
What is it about rape that the judiciary cannot restrict itself to delivering verdicts about the guilt of the accused, but makes observations on the complainant's behaviour, her moral character and her marriage prospects?
This paper outlines the frequency and dynamics of rape as a tool of conflict in the ongoing civil war.
A detailed summary from UNIFEM which details the effects of the conflict upon women in all regions of Sudan.
The victim of a high-profile gang rape in Pakistan will file an appeal with the Supreme Court against Thursday's acquittal of five men who had earlier been sentenced to death for the attack.
Since early 2003, the people of Darfur have endured a vicious campaign of violence. Rape against women, children and men has sadly been a constant factor in this violence throughout this campaign of terror.
Women and girls who have fled ethnic cleansing in Darfur are being raped and subjected to sexual violence around the camps where they have sought refuge, Human Rights Watch said.
On March 31st the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1593, referring the situation in Darfur, Sudan, to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Four states, the USA, Algeria, China and Brasil abstained from voting on the resolution.
The violence against Muslims which began in Gujarat in 2002 has been called one-sided and state-sponsored and has been likened to a pogrom. One form of violence could be directed only against women and girls - rape.
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