Friday, August 08, 2003

dozens of women being raped in Liberia

Over 600 women (age 8 -65) have come forward since July to report having been raped. This is considered to be a fraction of the victims. The incidnts of rape don't appear to be a systematic act of war. Rather it seems that the fighters, some as young as 10, think it's their last chance to act with impunity -- before the peacekeeping forces are at full strength.