Undercovered: In South Sudan, Sexual Violence Mere Yards from the UN

Refugees_of_South_SudanUndercovered is our daily feature bringing attention to excellent reporting on women’s issues worldwide, which we feel deserves a larger audience.

The campaigns of gender violence in South Sudan continue even yards from United Nations camps for displaced civilians, according to a harrowing report published Friday in The Guardian.

, reporting from Juba, writes:

Even though they were in plain sight, the soldiers took their time, discussing Theresa’s fate before offering her a choice between two cruel options. “I could choose the one who would rape me, or they all would,” Theresa, not her real name, recalled. “I begged them to kill me instead.”

The five men, all members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the national military force, dragged her a few metres to the side of the road. Then they raped her – in broad daylight, right there on the side of the road.

You can read the complete report at The Guardian.

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