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Hissène Habré Ordered To Pay Millions For Crimes Against Humanity In Chad

Hissène Habré Ordered To Pay Millions For Crimes Against Humanity In Chad

The former dictator of Chad has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to victims of rape, torture and bereavement by a court in Senegal. Hissène Habré, who in May was convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African Chambers, a court set up specifically to try him, must pay his victims up to […]

DRC Receives Better World Award for Progress in Addressing Sexual Violence

DRC Receives Better World Award for Progress in Addressing Sexual Violence

On June 22nd, Evariste Boshab, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Interior and Security, hosted an event at the Fleuve Congo Hotel in Kinshasa on behalf of President Joseph Kabila, in honor of the Better World Award. The award was presented to the Office of the Personal Representative in Charge of the Fight against […]

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazil Gang Rape: 7 charged In Attack On Teen.

Brazilian authorities charged seven people in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in a Rio de Janeiro slum, state media reported. The rape of the 16-year-old in a building on May 21 sparked outrage after a 38-second video emerged on Twitter . It showed the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged […]

ICC first conviction for acts of sexual violence

ICC first conviction for acts of sexual violence

Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (Bemba) as a military commander for two counts of crimes against humanity including murder and rape and three counts of war crimes including murder, rape and pillaging. Bemba was convicted in his capacity as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Mouvement de libération du Congo […]

Can Egyptian women start a revolution against sexual violence?

Can Egyptian women start a revolution against sexual violence?

In Tahrir Square, the center of the Egyptian revolution five years ago, women safely joined men to protest for a new future. But that moment soon ended; hundreds, even thousands of female protestors were sexually assaulted. In some cases, activists believe the government used violence as a political weapon. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin examines how […]