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International Association of Forensic Nurses
01/17/2012

The International Association of Forensic Nurses recently profiled PHR's program on sexual violence in conflict zones in their newsletter, "On the Edge".

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Hidden deaths of Libyan rape survivors

The National Law Journal
01/09/2012

Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities. In the recent warfare in Libya, as well as in most civil and international armed conflicts, women were subjected to different forms of visible and invisible violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse. However, the most recent news reports reveal that the wartime rape of women and minors in Libya was systematic and adopted by Moammar Gadhafi's troops on a massive scale and as a strategic weapon of war, leaving thousands of physically and psychologically devastated women.

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Burma Kachin churches in Hpakant take in 1,000 refugees since New Year

Kachin News
01/09/2012

Churches and Buddhist monasteries in the Hpakant (or Hpakan) jade mining area of Burma's northern Kachin State have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees since the beginning of the year. The huge increase in displaced people in the Hpakant area is a result of the ongoing Burmese army offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), according to sources on the ground.

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Kachin refugees in Myanmar get UN relief

Al Jazeera
12/19/2011

Bangkok, Thailand - Six months after fighting erupted between troops from Myanmar (also known as Burma) and ethnic Kachin separatists, international relief is finally trickling in for over 30,000 people who fled their homes near the snow-capped mountains north of the country. The United Nations-led relief effort began distributing "essential household items" on December 13 in Laiza, a town deep in the mountainous terrain under the control of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

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When Unarmed Women are in the Hands of Armed Men

The Irrawaddy Online
11/07/2011

The Irrawaddy, a news outlet located in Burma, reports on a film made by women's rights researchers who traveled to war-torn Kachin State of Burma to produce a documentary about sexual violence perpetrated against women in the conflict zone. The documentary, Bringing Justice to Women, is available on YouTube as well.

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