Levels of Violence Against Women and Girls in South Sudan Among The Highest in the World Reveals Groundbreaking Study | International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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publication date: 
Nov 29, 2017
summary: 
Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan. Up to 33% of the women surveyed had experienced sexual violence from a non-partner, with many incidents directly related to a raid or displacement.

Washington, DC, November 29, 2017 —  Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan, a new UK aid-funded study released today by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the George Washington University’s (GW) Global Women’s Institute (GWI) reveals. Up to 65 percent of those interviewed had experienced either sexual or physical violence in their lifetime by an intimate partner or a non-partner, double the global average and among the highest levels of violence against women and girls in the world.

countries: 
Sudan