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Violence Against Women and Girls in the Horn of Africa: The Untold Story from The Huffington Post, 8/31/11

Thursday, September 01, 2011


The article reports, “Imagine you are a woman, forced to leave your home and community because there is no food or water to feed your family. You must walk hundreds of miles with your children to a refugee camp in another country. … pray that your own children will survive, in the sun, in the heat, with only a few sips of water to keep them going. You encounter violent militias and armed bandits along the way who leer at and threaten you and your daughter. Imagine that you cannot ward them off, and your daughter is kidnapped and raped.”

Read the full article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-costa/violence-against-women-an_b_942305.html