Where does this happen? Sexual violence as a weapon of war
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Wartime sexual violence worldwide

Rape as a weapon of war has been used in conflicts around the world. It is widespread in many wars today.

Throughout history, rape has been used as a weapon of war on all continents. The problem is not limited to a certain time or region but has been employed in countries such as Bangladesh, North Korea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri-Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and the former Yugoslavia. Sexual violence was also widespread during World War II in different parts of Europe and Asia.

While there are no exact statistics on the number of victims or the prevalence of sexual violence, research indicates that it is a global problem.


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