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Storify: How to build a solid case for rape in war

On May 26, WMC Women Under Siege hosted a Twitter chat with Karen Naimer, director of the Boston-based Physicians for Human Rights’ program on sexual violence in conflict. We talked about methods of gathering and documenting forensic evidence in what are probably the world’s most difficult environments: war zones.

Naimer gave insight into the challenges of gathering evidence—be it physical or testimony—as well as how her team faces the complex culture that enables this kind of violence. She also explained how training first responders is a critical first step in the arduous yet crucial process of trying perpetrators of rape in war.

For more guidance on how to build a solid case, read the Storify from our #RapeEvidence chat below.

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