Category Archives: Rape as a weapon of war

Punishing Rape with More Rape? DRC Trauma Stories

Last week, Lauren Wolfe of Women Under Siege wrote about the rape and violence of everyday life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This violence is tearing families apart. Men, women, and children are caught in the horrors of war … Continue reading

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Update on Violence Against Women Act

Since the Violence Against Women Act, VAWA, was mentioned during our first class period, I thought it would be good to get an update on the challenges facing Congress as well as identify the main issues with VAWA.   http://thegrio.com/2013/01/23/democrats-try-again-to-extend-violence-against-women-act/

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Mass Rape in War: History’s Forgotten Victims

Lena Jones As George Santayana famously quoted in his book Reason and Common Sense, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” These words foreshadow a sad and sickening future for women and girls of all walks … Continue reading

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Libyan Woman claiming rape faces charges

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/29/libyan-woman-claimed-qaddafi-troops-raped-facing-criminal-charges/?intcmp=obnetwork

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Surprise, Surprise: Woman claims to have been raped by Qaddafi forces

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/28/parents-attacked-libyan-woman-held-qaddafi-headquarters/

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Some testimonies, historical photos, and other resources about comfort women

The following link goes to the e-Museum for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery. http://www.hermuseum.go.kr/eng/en_index.asp It provides some precious testimonies including late Hak-soon Kim’s historic confession in the year of 1991. It was the first confession for ‘coming out … Continue reading

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Democratic Republic of Congo Rape Trials

The colonel of the DR Congo Kibibi Mutware is being jailed for crimes against humanity for being responsible for a mass rape.  Kibibi sent his soldiers to steal and rape the Fizi on New Year’s Day.  More than 60 Fizi … Continue reading

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More on Lara Logan Story

This article discusses in more detail what actually happened to Lara Logan while she was in Egypt. Link: http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/21/lara-logan-was-stripped-punched-slapped-report-says/

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Women’s Activism for the Comfort Women in Korea

Hello, Recently I become interested in women’s activism for the comfort women in Korea. Especially, I think some issues regarding the comfort women (such as comfort women organizing, protest repertoires, funding, and confession) provide us very interesting examples of social … Continue reading

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17 Victims Sue Pentagon Over ‘Plague’ of Sexual Violence

See this brave group of women who are suing the Pentagon over a culture that seems to condone or cover up rape and sexual harrassment: 17 Victims Sue Pentagon Over ‘Plague’ of Sexual Violence Within the text is this: “The … Continue reading

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