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Confronting Rape as a War Crime
Confronting rape as a war crime

Kula, a 47-year-old victim of the mass rapes that occurred during Liberia's civil war, covers her face in shame as she tells counselors at a treatment center about her wartime trauma. While some experts say more men are needed in the fight for justice for war rape victims, women's advocates say local and international courts must prosecute rapists.

Last fall in Guinea, soldiers killed 157 pro-democracy protestors in the capital city of Conakry. The horrific violence in and around the city's sports stadium was tragic but not unprecedented in West Africa. But then reports emerged that the soldiers also had raped at least 109 women in broad daylight. The conservative Muslim country — and the ...

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