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Tigray six months on; women still bear the brunt of the conflict, warns IRC (International Rescue Committee)
A recent analysis carried out by IRC, focusing on gender-based violence and exploitation finds:
- Rape is being used as a weapon of war across the conflict
- There is evidence of sexual exploitation across the conflict
- Intimate partner violence has increased since the conflict started
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 4, 2021 — Six months on from the beginning of the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, a new International Rescue Committee analysis reveals that women and girls across the conflict are experiencing widespread abuse and exploitation against a backdrop of impunity.