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A Human Rights Violation
has been a part of war since time immemorial. Human rights reports have
painted particularly horrific pictures of rape in current world conflicts.
In former Yugoslavia, for example, rape was used as a deliberate tool
to undermine community bonds, humiliate and torture women and weaken resistence.
Only recently has rape been prosecuted as a war crime.
Teens 16 to 19 are three
and one-half times more
likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape
or sexual assault.
Source: National Crime
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996.