New RSF Violations in Darfur

Sudan Events – Follow-ups

The Redo organization, which works in monitoring and documenting violations against women in South Darfur state, has revealed new cases of rape committed by armed persons affiliated to the Rapid Support Militia against 56 girls.
The 16-day campaign to combat gender-based violence began on November 25 and will continue until December 10.
The director of the “Redo” organization, Salma John, announced on Monday that members of the Rapid Support Forces raped 56 girls, including 5 minor girls and 3 male children. One related death has been reported.

Salma confirmed that serious challenges face women in the state of South Darfur, including many cases of rape and violations based on ethnicity affiliated to non-Arab tribes, in addition to inability of service providers to reach survivors as communications networks and the Internet have been severed, beside lack of adequate funds.
She added that most of the victims arrived in Uganda to receive treatment, noting that they face the problem of finding a specialized site for psychological support, in addition to lack of psychiatrists in Kampala.
Director of the Unit for Combating Violence against Women and Children, Salima Ishaq, said last September that the number of girls who had been subjected to rape and sexual violence since the start of the fighting between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces had risen to about 136 cases.
The unit indicated in a statement, last Sunday, on the occasion of the 16-day campaign to combat gender-based violence, that the campaign coincided with the painful war taking place in Sudan and the catastrophic humanitarian effects it had on civilians, especially crimes of conflict-related sexual violence that the unit and its partners have documented in different regions of the country

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