International community urged to stop rape as a weapon of war in Tigray

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – As conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region continues to worsen, there are increasing calls for international action against rape as a weapon of war. According to an open letter from the World Peace Foundation, sexual violence “is the brutal hallmark of the conflict” that broke out last November. “The perpetrators are overwhelmingly Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers and Amhara militia. Language used by the assailants makes clear that these are not random attacks. They are targeted at the women because of their ethnicity, because they are Tigrayan, with the aim of rendering them infertile. The attacks are integral to the conflict,” the letter said.

International community urged to stop rape as a weapon of war in Tigray

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