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ON THE LINE: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of Wari
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June 20, 2014 3:00 AM
Sexual violence during conflict can be an unfortunate by-product of war, and it is often wielded as a weapon to destroy certain communities or to change the ethnic make-up of a society. How sexual violence is used to punish, terrorize, and destroy -- that's next "On the Line".

ON THE LINE: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War

Published June 19, 2014

Sexual violence during conflict can be an unfortunate by-product of war, and it is often wielded as a weapon to destroy certain communities or to change the ethnic make-up of a society. How sexual violence is used to punish, terrorize, and destroy -- that's next "On the Line".

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