Expulsions hit Darfur rape victims: Aid groups

Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:22am GMT

"(Rape) is against our culture, against our religion ... If any NGO wants to work in this sector, the road is open for them. No one is placing anything in their way," he told Reuters.

Jailani said there had been no deliberate attempt to close sexual violence programmes through the expulsions.

UNAMID officials told Reuters the mission had opened new women's centres in some camps, run seminars on sexual violence and employed specially trained gender officers.

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