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    Sierra Leone's Former Child Soldiers: A Longitudinal Study of Risk, Protective Factors, and Mental Health

    Betancourt, Theresa S., Robert T. Brennan, Julia Rubin-Smith, Garrett M. Fitzmaurice, and Stephen E. Gilman. 2010. "Sierra Leone's Former Child Soldiers: A Longitudinal Study of Risk, Protective Factors, and Mental Health." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 49 (6): 606-15.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Child Soldiers, Gender, Girls, Boys, Health, Mental Health, Trauma, Military Forces & Armed Groups, NGOs, Post-Conflict, Sexual Violence, Rape, Violence Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone Keywords: child soldiers, mental health

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    Explaining Sexual Violence During Civil War

    Cohen, Dara Kay. 2010. “Explaining Sexual Violence during Civil War.” PhD diss., Stanford University.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Ethnic/Communal Wars, Combatants, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militaries, Sexual Violence, Rape Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone Keywords: sexual violence, civil war

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    Widespread Rape Does Not Directly Appear to Increase the Overall HIV Prevalence in Conflict-affected Countries: So Now What?

    Anema, Aranka, Michel R Joffres, Edward Mills, and Paul B. Spiegel. 2008. “Widespread Rape Does Not Directly Appear to Increase the Overall HIV Prevalence in Conflict-Affected Countries: So Now What?” Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 5 (1): 1–7. doi:10.1186/1742-7622-5-11.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Health, HIV/AIDS, Post-Conflict, Sexual Violence, Rape Regions: Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa Countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda

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    Rape in Refugee Camps as Organisational Failures

    Olsen, Odd Einar, and Kristin Scharffscher. 2004. “Rape in Refugee Camps as Organisational Failures.” International Journal of Human Rights 8 (4): 377–97.

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    Topics: Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Refugee/IDP Camps, Gender-Based Violence, Humanitarian Assistance, International Organizations, Sexual Violence, Rape Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

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    Making the Invisible War Crime Visible: Post-Conflict Justice for Sierra Leone’s Rape Victims

    Nowrojee, Binaifer. 2005. “Making the Invisible War Crime Visible: Post-Conflict Justice for Sierra Leone’s Rape Victims.” Harvard Human Rights Journal 18: 85-105.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Gender, Women, Girls, Gender-Based Violence, International Organizations, Justice, TRCs, War Crimes, Post-Conflict, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against women Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

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    Wartime Sexual Violence: Assessing a Human Security Response to War-Affected Girls in Sierra Leone

    Denov, Myriam. 2006. “Wartime Sexual Violence: Assessing a Human Security Response to War-Affected Girls in Sierra Leone.” Security Dialogue 37 (3): 319–42.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Girls, Gendered Power Relations, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security, Human Security, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against women Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone Keywords: sexual violence, human security, girls, war, Sierra Leone

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    “We’ll Kill You If You Cry”: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict

    Taylor, Louise. 2003. “We’ll Kill You If You Cry”: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict. New York: Human Rights Watch.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Male Combatants, Gender, Women, Girls, International Organizations, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Militaries, Militias, Non-state Armed Groups, Peacekeeping, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against women Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

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    Prevalence of HIV Infection in Conflict-affected and Displaced People in Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries: a Systematic Review

    Spiegel, Paul B., Anne R. Bennedsen, Johanna Claass, Laurie Bruns, Njogu Patterson, Dieudonne Yiweza, and Marian Schilperoord. 2007. “Prevalence of HIV Infection in Conflict-affected and Displaced People in Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries: a Systematic Review.” Lancet 369 (9580): 2187–95.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Health, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Violence, Rape Regions: Africa, Central Africa, East Africa Countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

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    Sierra Leone: The Proving Ground for Prosecuting Rape as a War Crime

    Eaton, Shana. 2004. “Sierra Leone: The Proving Ground for Prosecuting Rape as a War Crime.” Georgetown Journal of International Law 35 (4): 873–919.

    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, International Law, International Humanitarian Law IHL, Justice, War Crimes, Post-Conflict, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against women Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

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    Female Combatants and the Perpetration of Violence: War Time Rape in the Sierra Leone Civil War

    Cohen, Dara Kay. 2013. “Female Combatants and the Perpetration of Violence: War Time Rape in the Sierra Leone Civil War.” World Politics 65 (3): 383–415.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Female Combatants, Gender, Women, Men, Sexual Violence, Female Perpetrators, Male Perpetrators, Rape, SV against men, SV against women, Violence Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

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