Rape Hase Been Classified As A War Tactic

The UN has decided to classify rape as a weapon of war, allowing them to develop strategies to fight back against the abuse.

The council has shown that it affects not only the women, but the whole community. Many war-plagued countries have had a sickening outburst of rapes lately and this proposition will aim to stop the violence. In Congo alone, 40 women are raped daily, sometimes even by supposed “peace keepers” set to protect them.

Hopefully this will greatly affect the people who use this tactic in war, but that has yet to be seen.

Story via Boing Boing. More info on the UN proposition available here. Most info on the use of Rape in the Congo here.