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‘They Think What They Did Was Normal’ – Central African Republic’s Lost Children

‘They Think What They Did Was Normal’ – Central African Republic’s Lost Children

Zoudam* sits on a bench and describes how she was raped by a rebel fighter two years ago in this village in Central African Republic. Her voice is flat, her head bowed, and her 12-year-old feet swing nervously above the concrete floor. “After the rape, he left me. I felt dizzy. I struggled home,” she […]

Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex

Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex

Boko Haram may have abducted children and young women in Cameroon for sex exploitation and suicide bombing. Internally displaced persons were also vulnerable to human trafficking by militant groups. Yazan Imra, 18, was abducted from the Nigeria-Cameroon border town of Gambarou and taken to one of the terrorists’ hideouts. For two years, Imra was sexually […]