Rape victims in Sudan face life of stigma, says reportBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.251-b (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:251
- Peter Moszynski
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 …