Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rape risk spirals for Darfur women

By Karen Allen
BBC News, Kutum

Hawa was raped in broad daylight, the way it often happens here in northern Darfur.

Daily tasks, like collecting firewood, have become dangerous for women

Clutching a baby to her breast, she relived her ordeal from Kassab camp which is sanctuary to more than 20,000 people displaced by Darfur's bloody conflict.

"I left the camp with two other girls, to get grass for the donkeys," she remembers.

"Along the way we met more than four men with guns. One of them grabbed my arms and another one grabbed my legs. They said they would kill me if I didn't co-operate." Read more >>>

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