Part I, Written by Saadia Haq
Throughout history, we have observed the recurring pattern of sexual violence in warfare particularly mass rape, slavery and abuse of girls and women. Having said that, today’s collaboration theme be warned is bringing some uneasy realities that have to said out loud.
While the world boasts of having put into place, military code for wars, almost every where we see gross human rights abuses and gender based aggression.
Moreover, rape and sexual abuse are not just a by-product of war but are used as a deliberate military strategy, just think about Colombia, Iraq, Sudan, Chechnya, Bosnia, Syria and Afghanistan.
The opportunistic rape and pillage of previous centuries has been replaced in modern conflict by rape used as an orchestrated combat tool, and sadly deployed with high impunity leaving a sense of injustice and long term trauma on women in conflict zones.
And when I…
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