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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Sexual violence in Africa's conflict zones
Editors:Prescott, Jordan A.
Madsen, Adrian M.
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:1612092039; 9781612092034
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
United States
Subjects:sexual offences
foreign policy
Abstract:Civilians in conflict zones in Africa, women and children in particular, are often vulnerable to sexual violence, including rape, mutilation and sexual slavery, perpetrated by government security forces and non-State actors. While not confined to Africa, weak justice systems in many States mean that victims have little legal redress. The first essay is Sexual violence in African conflicts by Alexis Arieff. This is followed by testimonies on the subject delivered before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and various Senate subcommittees in 2008-2009 by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Phillip Carter, Robert Warwick (Director, International Rescue Committee), Eve Ensler, Chouchou Namegabe (founder, South Kivu Women's Media Association), Niemat Ahmadi (liaison officer, Save Darfur Coalition), John Prendergast (co-founder, Enough Project) and Karin Wachter (International Rescue Committee). [ASC Leiden abstract]