International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict – ‘I Would Rather Have Been Murdered, Than Endure What I Did’


CENTRE FOR WOMEN’S JUSTICE End Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.

Guest blog by Rita A Kahsay, @Atiryashak from Tigray Youth Network

Rape, in conflict or otherwise, is a crime neglected by justice systems across the globe. Systematic rape is currently being used as a weapon of war against Tigrayans, Uyghurs, Rohingyas and in Ukraine.

 ‘I would rather have been murdered, than endure what I did’ is what a Tigrayan woman who was made a victim of weaponised rape said. The reality is however, what happened to this woman and countless others will never be addressed as seriously as murder, and will most likely go unpunished.

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