What’s Current: Report finds UN & French troops sexually abused at least 98 children in Central African Republic

French vehicle patrols Sibut, Central African Republic. Photograph: Edouard Dropsy/AFP/Getty Images
French vehicle patrols Sibut, Central African Republic. Photograph: Edouard Dropsy/AFP/Getty Images

Report by AIDS-Free World confirms that U.N. and French troops sexually abused at least 98 girls from the Central African Republic, forcing several to have sex with a dog.

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“The problem isn’t lawyers doing their jobs. That’s a good thing… The issue is that the criminal justice system, as we have seen, has structural problems when it comes to handling cases involving sexual assault.

During my time working on sexual abuse complaints, one of the biggest obstacles to justice that I saw was women not being believed when they came forward… I believe strongly in the presumption of innocence. I believe that you are entitled to a strong defence. But I also believe survivors.”

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Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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