15 Jun '11, 10pm

Libyan Rape Victims Murdered By Their Families #women #fem2

Libyan Rape Victims Murdered By Their Families #women #fem2

about the terrifying possibility that Colonel Gadhafi's soldiers could be using rape as a weapon of war - and even exacerbating their efforts with Viagra. Now, Pascale Harter of the BBC is reporting on what happens to the victims of rape in Libya, especially the women who become pregnant as a result of the sexual attack. According to aid workers, many of these women are murdered by their families in honor killings. "In Libya when rape occurs, it seems to be a whole village or town which is seen to be dishonoured," Arafat Jamal, an employee of the United Nations' refugee agency, explained. The most distressing aspect of these horrible killings is the fact that the families think they are helping the women they murder - by protecting them from dishonor. "To be seen naked and violated is worse than death for them," said Hana Elgadi, who is part of a group of volunteers offeri...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/libyan-rap...

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