Tuesday, June 24, 2008

UN Classifies Rape As War Tactic

The United Nations classified rape as a war tactic. The US-sponsored resolution was adopted unanimously by the 15-member council. The report noted that rape is used to displace populations, demoralize the enemy. Rape was declared a crime against humanity.

Various speakers identified former Yugoslavia, Sudan's Darfur region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Liberia as conflict regions where deliberate sexual violence had occurred on a mass scale.

The report also called on the United Nations to develop procedures to reduce rape by United Nations troops who commit rape during peace keeping missions.

Ban leads call for greater efforts to end ‘silent war’ of sexual violence in conflict

U.N. categorizes rape as a war tactic

Congolese Women Appeal to the United Nations

2 Comments:

At 2:49 PM, Blogger st.congo said...

What's the meaning of classifies? This is not about the rapes, nor the women, it's all about politics, minerals and special interest UN knows it well but still paying politics.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger Blog Scholar said...

You are absolutely right. We must not forget politics, resources and the attempt by foreign interests in cahoots with local puppets to control Congo's resources and its people.

 

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