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Violence and Rape on the rise.

06 Oct

It is apparent this catastrophe involves an inordinately large number of women.

I wonder if it were a crime in which mostly men were getting annihilated if there wouldn’t have already been a solution.

Women and children seem to get the brunt of most travesties in this world, or so it seems.

KOFI Annan, the secretary-general of the United Nations, has warned that the Darfur region of Sudan is close to a catastrophe with rising violence.

Mr Annan, in his monthly report on Darfur, said that violence and rape were on the rise, despite a peace agreement between the government and one of the rebel groups.

US condemns Sudan as rape rises in Darfur

Instead, the existing force of 7 000 troops from African Union countries that tries to protect the refugee camps, under-equipped and poorly supplied though it is, will stay at least until the end of the year.

This is the best available outcome, and may even save some tens of thousands of lives – especially if the Western countries now give that African Union force the money, fuel, night-flying helicopters and other resources it needs to do the job.

From: All Africa,
Sudan: No Genocide in Darfur

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3 Comments

Posted by on October 6, 2006 in Bookmarks

 

3 responses to “Violence and Rape on the rise.

  1. jacob

    October 7, 2006 at 11:11 am

    The news is fast and furious these days. Is any of it ever good?
    The guardian piece, cited below, was good.

    You’re right one does wonder if the violence was directed not so specifically toward women if things would be different.

     
  2. Tim

    October 8, 2006 at 12:49 am

    “if it were a crime in which mostly men were getting annihilated”

    Actually, that is exactly what is happening. Sudan is a 3-way civil war, the Sudan military, the Eritrean-backed SLA, and the Chadian-backed JEM.

    As for the AU, their only role is to document what has already happened. The do not have the power to intercede.

     
  3. cooper

    October 8, 2006 at 1:16 am

    They need to have the power and the money backing them to intercede. That would be a better option but they are small, not funded well enough, not supported all around and at this point.

    I realize the situation is large than us all; this makes it no less a tragedy that the world needs to be aware of.

     

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