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"They said we are their slaves" : sexual violence by armed groups in the Central African Republic

Author: Hillary Margolis; Lewis Mudge; Human Rights Watch (Organization),
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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And Key Recommendations -- Methodology: Terminology -- I. Background: Violence in the Central African Republic: International Intervention -- Lack of Accountability -- Sexual Violence in the Conflict -- II. Sexual Violence against Women and Girls by Armed Groups: Sexual Slavery and Forced Labor Rape -- III. Impact of Sexual Violence: Stigma and Rejection Physical and Psychological Trauma -- Loss of Livelihoods and
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hillary Margolis; Lewis Mudge; Human Rights Watch (Organization),
ISBN: 9781623135256 1623135257
OCLC Number: 1010499468
Notes: "October 2017"--Table of contents page.
"This report was researched by Hillary Margolis, researcher in the Women's Rights Division, and Lewis Mudge, researcher in the Africa Division. It was written by Hillary Margolis, with contributions from Lewis Mudge"--Page 173, Acknowledgments.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
Contents: Summary and Key Recommendations --
Methodology: Terminology --
I. Background: Violence in the Central African Republic: International Intervention --
Lack of Accountability --
Sexual Violence in the Conflict --
II. Sexual Violence against Women and Girls by Armed Groups: Sexual Slavery and Forced Labor Rape --
III. Impact of Sexual Violence: Stigma and Rejection Physical and Psychological Trauma --
Loss of Livelihoods and Access to Education --
IV. Access to Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Barriers to Medical and Psychosocial Services --
V. Access to Justice: Barriers to Justice for Sexual Violence Special Criminal Court --
International Criminal Court --
V. Legal Obligations of the Central African Republic: International Humanitarian and Criminal Law International Human Rights Law --
Right to Health --
Regional Human Rights Law --
National Law --
Recommendations: To the Seleka and Anti-Balaka Leadership --
To the Office of the President of the Central African Republic --
To the Parliament --
To the Ministry of Justice --
To the Ministry of Health --
To the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) --
To the United Nations Security Council --
To the African Union Commission --
To the African Commission on Human and People's Rights and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security --
To MINUSCA Human Rights Division, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and UN Women --
To Nongovernmental Organizations Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Violence --
To the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women --
To the European Union, Governments of France, the Netherlands, the United States, and Other International Donors --
To the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Sexual violence by armed groups in the Central African Republic
Central African Republic, "They said we are their slaves"
Responsibility: [written by Hillary Margolis, with contributions from Lewis Mudge].

Abstract:

And Key Recommendations -- Methodology: Terminology -- I. Background: Violence in the Central African Republic: International Intervention -- Lack of Accountability -- Sexual Violence in the Conflict -- II. Sexual Violence against Women and Girls by Armed Groups: Sexual Slavery and Forced Labor Rape -- III. Impact of Sexual Violence: Stigma and Rejection Physical and Psychological Trauma -- Loss of Livelihoods and Access to Education -- IV. Access to Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Barriers to Medical and Psychosocial Services -- V. Access to Justice: Barriers to Justice for Sexual Violence Special Criminal Court -- International Criminal Court -- V. Legal Obligations of the Central African Republic: International Humanitarian and Criminal Law International Human Rights Law -- Right to Health -- Regional Human Rights Law -- National Law -- Recommendations: To the Seleka and Anti-Balaka Leadership -- To the Office of the President of the Central African Republic -- To the Parliament -- To the Ministry of Justice -- To the Ministry of Health -- To the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) -- To the United Nations Security Council -- To the African Union Commission -- To the African Commission on Human and People's Rights and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security -- To MINUSCA Human Rights Division, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and UN Women -- To Nongovernmental Organizations Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Violence -- To the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women -- To the European Union, Governments of France, the Netherlands, the United States, and Other International Donors -- To the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court -- Acknowledgments.

"This report documents 305 cases of rape and sexual slavery by members of armed groups between early 2013 and mid-2017. The predominantly Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian and animist militia known as "anti-balaka," two main parties to the conflict, have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side of the sectarian divide"--Publisher's description.

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