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UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

UN Body Orders Bosnia To Pay Wartime Rape Victim

At least 20,000 women were subjected to sexual violence as a tool of warfare during the Bosnian war, the United Nations estimates The United Nations has ordered Bosnia to compensate a woman raped by a soldier during the war and to set up a nationwide war crimes reparation scheme, after the first case of sexual […]

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

Twenty-seven years ago on September 16, 1992, 45-year-old Leilani Kuter’s life changed forever when she was brutally raped and left for dead. For the next ten years, Kuter struggled with the trauma and struggled to speak out about the day she almost died. She said, when she eventually opened up, things changed for the better. […]

Dispatches: Remembering Masika, One of Congo’s Heroes

Dispatches: Remembering Masika, One of Congo’s Heroes

The Democratic Republic of Congo lost a hero this week. Rebecca Masika Katsuva, a women’s rights activist who dedicated her life to helping rape victims in eastern Congo, passed away unexpectedly on February 2. Masika had a huge heart and incredible courage. She was raped herself – multiple times – and witnessed unimaginable violence against […]