Rape as a weapon of war in Darfur

Ingrid Jones is blogging some critical stories from Sudan, including some I haven’t done a good enough job of calling attention to. Her post today calls attention to the role of rape as a weapon in the conflict in Darfur, and in conflicts in Sudan as a whole. She points to a report from Knight Ridder which strongly suggests that rape is part of an overall strategy to “Arabize” Sudan by humiliating women, driving them away from their families and their tribes. It’s a harrowing and important piece, one you should make yourself read to understand just quite how awful this situation really is.

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