Rape and War

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"When it comes to war, women and girls are subject to sexual torture, sexual slavery, military rape, mutilation and other extremely violent acts... For the women who survive, it is often a 'living death'...
     All in all, it is beyond devastating."    
                                 - Anthropologist and blogger Miss Wretched 


Rape - sexual violence - sexual torture - mutilation - military rape - sexual slavery 


Angelina Jolie and William Hague arrive at the summit.
Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Statement by Stop Demand Foundation
Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict 10-12 June 2014, London

The collective intent by representatives of governments, non-governmental agencies and civil society, to end sexual violence in conflict zones, is to be applauded.
Rape as a weapon of war, mostly by men against women and children, is heinous. Its devastation to victims, families and communities is incalculable.
But how do we end sexual violence in times of war when we cannot end sexual violence in times of peace?


"... this fear just consumes my whole body, even up to this day when I draw the curtains at night. 
     Because getting dark meant being raped over and over and over again." 

- Dutch-born Australian, Jan Ruff-O'Herne, 
former military sex slave ("comfort woman")

watch this deeply moving video [2:05]


Warning (explicit content):  “Soldiers are raping a cute little teen in these military rape videos. This is shocking rape porn at its best and it combines brutal rape, military rape, teen rape, anal rape and uniform rape.  I loved these videos and hope you will two [sic], cos these two soldiers almost killed this teen with their dicks!”

- Online porn consumer/reviewer, posted March 10, 2009


Men speaking out against sexual atrocities committed against women and girls within armed conflict: 
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, George Clooney and Ben Affleck. 


“Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.”

Former Congresswoman Jane Harman
(D-Calif.), quote at 3:18 of videoclip


Hearing on sexual assault in the US military [8:17]
watch video 


If women are sexually persecuted so much in the military, should they even be soldiers?

"Women are sexually persecuted in civilian life, too, but we don’t tell them to not exist!  Sexual persecution is caused by certain men and the misogynistic culture of the military. That is what needs to be fixed." 
- Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq.  


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