Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rape as a Weapon of War

Philip Foley

Rape has always been a weapon of war. Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague are to be commended for their support of Bosnia's anti-rape training.

Ms. Jolie addressed a conference on sexual violence stating that "Warzone rape has been a taboo subject in all countries. You are helping to break down those taboos and redefining soldiering in the 21st century,"  

This is one excerpt from a recent Fox news article.

 Up to 50,000 women were raped during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. Rape is a devastatingly effective way to terrorize and displace a population and is being used currently in Syria, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

 Please enlighten yourself to this horrific tactic by reading the entire article.