Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used as a Weapon of War in Sierra Leone

Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used as a Weapon of War in Sierra Leone
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“'Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used As a Weapon of War in Sierra Leone' looks at the widespread and strategic use of rape and sexual violence against women – many of them young girls and teenagers – during the decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone, the world’s poorest country. 'Operation Fine Girl,' a specific and targeted operation carried out by the rebels to find and abduct pretty girls and especially virgins, the younger the better – tells the personal stories of four Sierra Leoneans – a young mother, a teacher, a teenage prostitute, and a boy child soldier – who were each targeted, abducted and held against their will by rebels fighting to control the diamond trade and take over the government."

Source: http://av.lib.utexas.edu/index.php?title=Category:Operation_Fine_Girl_Footage


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