Sudan: Government Soldiers Use Sexual Violence Against Civilians
Friday, February 20, 2015 7:20 AM

Military personnel systematically raped more than two hundred women and girls in the town of Tabit, Sudan in late October, according to a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. The report, “Mass Rape in Darfur: Sudanese Army Attacks Against Civilians in Tabit,” said these attacks are part of a broader increase in government violence against civilians in Sudan, including widespread sexual violence. HRW is urging the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and the African Union to take a proactive stance to end the sexual violence and conflict in Sudan, including investigating alleged attacks against civilians and providing critical support for victims.


Compiled from: Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur, Human Rights Watch (February 11, 2015).