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October 8, 2011

ART: Rape as weapon of war in the Eastern DRC?

Author: Anna Maedl
Title: Rape as weapon of war in the Eastern DRC?
Subtitle: The victims’ perspective
Journal: Human rights quarterly
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
Year: February 2011
Pages: 128-147
ISSN: 0275-0392 - eISSN: 1085-794X
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted.]

Abstract: »Rampant sexual violence is one of the most horrendous human rights abuses taking place within Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) armed conflict. The UN has called these abuses “strategic” and a “weapon of war.” Both labels carry specific implications within the human rights discourse. However, there is a lack of structured data exploring these concepts in the context of the DRC. To address this empirical gap, twenty-five rape survivors were interviewed. In the eyes of the victims the rapes served a multitude of different purposes and appear to be both endemic and indiscriminate. The rapes are the modus operandi of the war.« [Source: Human rights quarterly.]