An unwanted pregnancy. Exposure to HIV. Physical pain. Psychological scarring. The risk of social isolation. Lower likelihood of marriage. Perhaps worst of all, forced marriage with the perpetrator.
Countless conflict-related rapes have occurred across South Sudan in the last year alone in locations where fighting has taken place.
A 15-year-old survivor of sexual violence sitting in a shelter in Goma, North Kivu, Eastern Congo (2008). © Lynsey Addario / Getty Images Reportage
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