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Rape as weapon of war by Robin Hammond (19 images)

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In June 2008 the United Nations officially recognised rape and sexual violence as a weapon used by armies against civilians. The Security Council voted unanimously that sexual violence was "a tactic of war to humiliate, dominate, instil fear in and forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group." For the women of the Congo and Bosnia the legacy of rape as a weapon of war, past and present, continues to define their lives.

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