Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gender-based Violence in Darfur - New Website

Physicians for Human Rights recently announced the launch of a new website, DarfuriWomen.org. The website will be used to share stories and images of Darfuri refugee women and discuss how their lives have been affected by violence. 

Life in the camps has been anything but easy. The website's homepage describes how in June 2008 seven women in the Farchana camp were publicly tied-up, beaten, whipped, and humiliated after being accused of engaging in sex outside of marriage. A video entitled "Life in the Camps" can be found here. Check out this website. 

If you are interested in learning more about the violence in Darfur visit the Save Darfur website.

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