Women’s Issues

“So far our male contacts have told us it appears that women are more vulnerable to injury and death because they are charged with taking care of the children”

 

From Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda on 11/12/11

We still hope to speak directly with women in the region. We are particularly interested and concerned for them. So far our male contacts have told us it appears that women are more vulnerable to injury and death because they are charged with taking care of the children–thus they travel much more slowly, are more likely to run out of food, etc. We are concerned about rape and rape as a war tactic. Thus far there have been no troops on the ground–only bombings–so any rapes would have been a result of lawlessness and not military attack. Our contacts had not heard of any rapes in their region–however there have been unconfirmed reports of rapes occurring in the larger cities further north like Kaudugli.

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