This report is an important contribution to telling the ignored or forgotten stories of women and girl survivors of rape in the Central African Republic. It exposes the physical and psychological trauma, and in some cases death, suffered by women in the CAR in late 2002 and early 2003 at the hands of combatants in the armed conflict. By publishing this report, AI is hoping to get women in the CAR a step closer to full and equal enjoyment of their rights. The organization hopes that the CAR authorities will take action to bring the suspected perpetrators to justice and provide victims with redress, including compensation and rehabilitation.
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