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Rape victims in Sudan face life of stigma, says report

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:251
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Girls as young as eight are being raped and used as sex slaves in Darfur, says Amnesty International in a report published last week.

    At the launch of its report the charity called for medical personnel to be sent immediately to care for survivors, warning, “Rape has a devastating and ongoing impact on the health of women and girls, and survivors now face a lifetime of stigma and marginalisation from their own families and communities.”

    The rapes are part of what the charity describes in the report as “a pattern of systematic …

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