Less than 40% of women who experience violence seek redress. Most turn to family and friends rather than formal institutions.
More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.
“When I returned back home in the morning I thought I would find my husband and son…They were no more. They had been killed the same night I was terribly raped”
“In African culture the police are there to intimidate, to coerce.” In Nigeria many stations have an informal torture officer.
“Extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and enforced disappearances” continue in Burundi, says UN Commission of Enquiry.
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