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Shattered lives : sexual violence during the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath

Author: Human Rights Watch/Africa.; Women's Rights Project (Human Rights Watch); Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme.
Publisher: New York : Human Rights Watch, ©1996.
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During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale. These crimes were perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups known as the Interahamwe, other civilians, and soldier of the Rwandan Armed Forces. Administrative, military and political leaders as well as heads of militia, directed or permitted the killings and sexual violence in an effort to further their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Human Rights Watch/Africa.; Women's Rights Project (Human Rights Watch); Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme.
ISBN: 1564322084 9781564322081
OCLC Number: 36260003
Description: 103 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Recommendations --
Background --
Problems documenting gender-based crimes --
International and national legal protections --
Gender-based violence against Rwandan women --
Ongoing problems facing Rwandan women --
The national and international response.
Responsibility: Human Rights Watch/Africa, Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Project, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme.

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During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale. These crimes were perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups known as the Interahamwe, other civilians, and soldier of the Rwandan Armed Forces. Administrative, military and political leaders as well as heads of militia, directed or permitted the killings and sexual violence in an effort to further their political goals, and therefore bear responsibility for these abuses.

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