sexual and gender-based violence during disasters

im so sorry to share this as it makes me ill. been reading all these documents on humanitarian crises interventions (and the gendered lens on war/crises) in cote d’ivoire, liberia and sierra leone and how sexual and gender-based violence is used as a weapon of war. . . damn. some of these pieces blow the mind. im going through testiminonials, interviews and studies. this was my last read:

A study conducted by the International Rescue Committee on Liberian refugee women and adolescents, aged 15-49, living in refugee camps in Sierra Leone found that seventy-four percent of the women and adolescents interviewed reported having experienced at least one incident of sexual violence before being displaced, and sixty-six percent said they experienced at least one incident of sexual violence during displacement . . .


74%. damn. that’s absolutely normative. these women are probably even wondering why people are asking about it . 30% is almost normalized (cm). blekh. in short, war sucks. deep.

here’s a link to more info from WHO’s HAC and GWH:

http://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/pht/SGBV/en/index.html

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