Sexual Violence in Colombia and Around the World: The Invisible, Mute, and Exempt Crime

Photo Credit: Jose Huesca/EPA via The Guardian Second in a series by Marcelle Cohen (LBJ MGPS Student) covering her internship at La Allianza Iniciativa de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz. Sexual violation, forced marriage, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, forced abortion, forced sterilization; the negation of reproductive rights to access anti-contraceptives or protection from sexually transmitted disease; genital mutilation… The United Nations has reported that it is now more dangerous to be woman than a soldier in an armed conflict. Historically, sexual violence in conflict was accepted as an unfortunate, but unavoidable collateral damage of war. Sexual terror has long been an...

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