Sexual Violence and Terrorist Organizations


Catherine Powell penned a blog post for the Council on Foreign Relations about sexual violence and terrorist organizations.

[S]exual violence has become a crucial part of the political economy of some of today’s terrorist organizations.

Not only do extremists groups use sexual violence to control communities, but also to create new generations of terrorists.

Hundreds of women have been subjected to sexual violence by terrorist organizations, yet humanitarian assistance for survivors is limited.

Read the full piece.


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