31 Oct 2011 17:29
Source: Alertnet // George Esunge Fominyen
By George Esunge Fominyen
DAKAR (AlertNet) – Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts across Africa are left without support when the war ends, experts say.
After the bullets have stopped flying, peacekeepers and governments focus on disarming fighters – who are usually men and boys - and helping them to return home and reintegrate into their communities.