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WMC Women Under Siege Project Director on BBC World Service To Discuss UK Anti-Conflict-Rape Effort

| May 29, 2012

[Crossposted from Women Under Siege.]

This morning brings the announcement that the UK government will be training experts (police, psychologists, doctors, lawyers, and forensic experts, according to the BBC) to deploy to conflict zones to collect evidence of sexualized violence—an initiative we can only be hopeful will do more than any government is doing now to stop the rape of women in wars.

I spoke to the BBC World Service about this effort and whether we think it can make any difference in conflicts like Syria, where we are engaged in crowd-mapping sexualized violence as it happens. You can listen to the audio clip here.