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Violence In Armed Conflict

Violence against women in armed conflict is the intentional abuse of women in order to achieve military objectives. These may include breaking the resistance of a community or spreading political terror. Rape is the most common form of violence against women during war Because of the traditional views of women as matriarchal symbols of a nation or community, targeting women for sexual violence may be believed to dishonor an opponent or attack cultural values. For this reason, in periods of war women are often treated as sexual objects and victims of violence directed against their customs.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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