In Darfur, for example, women collecting firewood outside villages were becoming increasingly vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse as the conflict worsened. A boy who was under 12 years of age when arrested was subjected to severe torture and sexual abuse in prison and tried to commit suicide three times. Again, women are subjected to physical and sexual abuse in the workplace. According to reports of NGOs, under-age children are sold to wealthy families and subjected to rigorous work and also sometimes physically and sexually abused. Women and children, and sometimes men, are raped and sexually abused during and in the aftermath of armed conflicts.

Sexual abuse in the workplace


Photographic evidence suggests that a number of the dead had first been subjected to forms of extreme torture and sexual abuse ; others appear to have been burned alive. These girls drop out of school and are physically and sexually abused , leading ultimately to slavery. Every day, worldwide, hundreds of women, girls and children are systematically violated and sexually abused in conflict settings. According to reports of NGOs, under-age children are sold to wealthy families and subjected to rigorous work and also sometimes physically and sexually abused. The Committee is concerned about the large number of street children, especially in the capital, Lusaka, who are particularly exposed to physical and sexual abuse , prostitution and a high risk of HIV infection. Again, women are subjected to physical and sexual abuse in the workplace. Children have been made orphans, and have been subjected to exploitation and sexual abuse. In Rwanda, Belgium and other international donors have supported programmes for survivors of physical and sexual abuse resulting from the genocide. One case brought to the Special Rapporteur's attention concerned a migrant domestic worker who was repeatedly physically and sexually abused by her employer. Others were forcibly taken to a home for vagrants, where they have reportedly been subjected to physical and sexual abuse. According to information received by the Committee, displaced women from the south are particularly vulnerable to harassment, rape and sexual abuse. In Darfur, for example, women collecting firewood outside villages were becoming increasingly vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse as the conflict worsened. They may also be exposed to physical and sexual abuse and to illicit activities. A boy who was under 12 years of age when arrested was subjected to severe torture and sexual abuse in prison and tried to commit suicide three times. Women and children, and sometimes men, are raped and sexually abused during and in the aftermath of armed conflicts. Hidden away, child domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation, and physical and sexual abuse. According to reports she had been raped at age five, and then brutally beaten and sexually abused by a succession of husbands. Of the girls whose recruitment was documented, 32 per cent reported having been raped and sexually abused.

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