Struggling to Survive: Barriers to Justice for Rape Victims in Rwanda

Thursday, September 30, 2004
Author: 
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Countries: 
Africa
Central Africa
Rwanda
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

This 58-page report investigates the persistent weaknesses in the Rwandan legal system that hamper the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence. The report also documents the desperate health and economic situation of rape survivors. Many of the women who were raped became infected with HIV.

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Human Rights Watch (HRW), Struggling to Survive, 2004