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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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#CharlestonShooting
On the evening of June 17, 2015, nine people were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, in a church steeped in the history of the U.S. civil rights movement. The suspected shooter and his racist “manifesto,”  published on social media, have sparked a debate in the U-S about hate crime, gun control, the Confederate flag, and the definition of “terrorism.”  HashtagVOA discusses.


GUESTS
Joseph P. Riley Jr. :Mayor, City of Charleston
Keith Waring: District Seven Councilmember, Charleston City Council
Max Abrahms: Professor-Political Science, Northeastern University
Dave Cullen: Author, “Columbine”
Amanda Scott: VOA