Central African Republic: More Sexual Violence

ICC Note: Christian women and girls in Central African Republic are under great pressure as a result of suffering from ongoing sexual violence. This issue continues to be a global concern for the entire Christian community.

06/20/2018 Central African Republic (Sight Magazine) – The World Watch Research unit of Open Doors International, a global charity which supports Christians under pressure for their faith, recently identified sexual violence against women and girls as one of the most common means globally of putting pressure on Christian communities and families.

These conclusions are the first inroads into identification of the extent to which violence in conflict and violence in religious persecution follow similar destructive paths.

On 19th June, the United Nations calls attention to the situation of those like Adrienne and her baby through the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order “to foster solidarity with survivors who endure multiple, intersecting stigmas in the wake of sexual violence, including the stigma of association with an armed or terrorist group, and of bearing children conceived through rape by the enemy”.

 

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