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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title The Democratic Republic of the Congo [electronic resource] : information on the rate of sexual violence in war-torn eastern DRC and adjoining countries : report to congressional committees.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-11-702    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 34 p.) : map
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Note Title from cover screen (viewed on July 13, 2011).
"July 2011."
Summary Large numbers of civilians in war-torn areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been the victims of horrific violence, including rape, mutilation, and sexual slavery carried out by armed groups and others. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated GAO to submit to appropriate congressional committees a report assessing the rate of sexual and gender-based violence in war-torn areas of the DRC and adjoining countries. This report aims to provide Congress with the best possible understanding of the most recent estimates of sexual violence in eastern DRC and adjoining countries as it considers the range of policy options available to address the alarming incidence of such violence in the region. This report identifies and assesses available information on sexual violence in war-torn eastern DRC and adjoining countries. GAO reviewed and analyzed reports, memorandums, and other documents and interviewed officials from the Department of State (State), other United States agencies, and the United Nations (UN), as well as researchers and representatives from nongovernmental organizations. This report does not contain recommendations. GAO provided a draft of this report to State and other relevant agencies for review and comment. These agencies reviewed the report and responded that they did not have comments.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-11-702."
Subject Women and war -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
War victims -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Women -- Violence against -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
War crimes -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Women -- Crimes against -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rape -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rape as a weapon of war -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Women and war -- Uganda.
War victims -- Uganda.
Women -- Violence against -- Uganda.
War crimes -- Uganda.
Women -- Crimes against -- Uganda.
Rape -- Uganda.
Rape as a weapon of war -- Uganda.
Added Author Yager, Loren, 1954-
Added Title Information on the rate of sexual violence in war-torn eastern DRC and adjoining countries
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-11-702

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