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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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Britain, France and Germany will attend an urgent meeting of European Union, set for September 14th, to address the flood of refugees into Europe.  Labeling the situation as "exceptional," EU ministers will discuss better ways to process refugees in Italy and Greece, the main landing points for some 322,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean this year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry talks with people on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis. 
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Babar Baloch: Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Budapest, Hungary]
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