Monday, January 14, 2008

What Happens When a Population is Disarmed?

War Against Women, The Use Of Rape As A Weapon In Congo's Civil War - CBS News The people with guns can do anything.
In some villages as many as 90 percent of the women have been raped; men in the villages are usually unarmed, and incapable of fighting back.
When people are disarmed, they are easy targets for people who are armed.

Oh, yeah, in case you were wondering, this area is under the control (sic) of a UN Peacekeeping force, which true to form has failed to keep anything resembling peace.

The UN refugee camps are no refuge from rape, of course. [via iFeminists]

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