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The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/23/2017

The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur


Relevant sector: Food Security, Environment, Health

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis

Language of the document: English




Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders


MSF is providing health care to more than 1.250.000 people in 25 locations in Darfur. It is from among the patients MSF treats that we receive alarming numbers of reports of rape. All the victims seen by MSF in clinics and hospitals report similar mechanisms of violence and persecution at the time of the assault.Women are usually assaulted while pursuing their daily activities essential to the livelihood of their household. As mentioned above, 82% of the rapes occur when women are outside populated villages/towns while searching for firewood or thatch, while working in their fields (sometimes in unoccupied destroyed villages), while fetching water in river beds or while travelling between villages to go the market or to retrieve their family’s belongings in a destroyed village.

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