Somalia: Women Imprisoned for Being Raped-Video


By Duncan WOODSIDE / Stéphanie BraquehaisRape victim

Somalilandsun – In Somalia, women who fled a famine two years ago are now falling prey to rape by militias and even government troops. These attacks are taking place in displaced camps where they hoped to find refuge.

An organisation is helping victims, offering counselling and legal support, but it’s uphill battle in a country where speaking out against rape is still widely considered taboo.

In January this year, a woman was even sent to prison after complaining that she was violated by government soldiers.

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