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Women and girls are still victims of violence in Darfur

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:654
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Women and girls in Darfur are still suffering rape and other forms of sexual violence in Darfur, a new United Nations report shows. The report confirms much of the content of an earlier report by the organisation Médecins Sans Frontières which resulted in denials from the Sudanese government and the temporary detention of its authors in May (BMJ 2005;330:1350,11 June).

    The “situational analysis,” jointly conducted by the Unicef and the UN Population Fund, details people's perceptions of the situation and indicates that widespread incidents of sexual and physical violence are still occurring.

    Health problems mentioned by women were rape; malnutrition; miscarriages; irregular menstrual cycles; sexually transmitted diseases; physical injuries due …

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