Thursday, August 14, 2003

Kenya: women stage protest accusing Brit soldiers of rape

These women are incredibly brave to come forward.
About 650 women from the rural north, where the British army has exercised for three decades, have said they have been raped by soldiers while herding, fetching water or collecting firewood.
The women have a number of demands -- one of which is an independent enquiry of the charges. They also want the British government to pay for the education of the children born as a result of the rapes.

The women are also preparing to sue the British Army.