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Rwanda: Broken Bodies, Torn Spirit- Living with Genocide, Rape and HIV/AIDS

Rwanda: Broken Bodies, Torn Spirit- Living with Genocide, Rape and HIV/AIDS

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For some victims, there is no life after rape; they lose their health and happiness. Women raped during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda lead a uniquely troubled existence and many feel their survival is its own form of torture. They are desperately impoverished, commonly infected with HIV/AIDS and are responsible for several children. They see their lives as “finished” or “another form of martyrdom”; one woman described herself as “a living dead person.”
For some victims, there is no life after rape; they lose their health and happiness. Women raped during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda lead a uniquely troubled existence and many feel their survival is its own form of torture. They are desperately impoverished, commonly infected with HIV/AIDS and are responsible for several children. They see their lives as “finished” or “another form of martyrdom”; one woman described herself as “a living dead person.”

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 African Rights 
Working for Justice
 
RWANDA
Broken Bodies, Torn SpiritsLiving with Genocide, Rape andHIV/AIDS
April 2004
PO Box 3836, Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: 00 250 501007 Fax: 00 250 501008rights@rwandatel1.rwanda1.com afrights@gn.apc.org 
 
 
RWANDA
Broken Bodies, Torn Spirits
Living with Genocide, Rape and HIV/AIDS
A Publication of African Rights
April 2004
ISBN: 1 899477 45 4
B.P 3836, Kigali, Rwanda Telephone (250) 501007 Fax: (250) 501008Email: rights@rwandatel1.rwanda1.com
 
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Acronyms
1. INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………………..62. RECORDS OF RAPE:VIOLATION UPON VIOLATION…..…………………………….………...9
 Repeated Violations ………………………………….10Gang Raped ………………………………………………………13 Raped by Soldiers ……………………….16  Raped by a Neighbour or Relative ………………………………………... .18Deliberate Infection ………………………..............19 Raped in Front of Family Members ………………………………...20Sexual Slavery ………………………. ……….22 Prolonged Suffering in the Camps ……………………………......24 Raped as a Child ……………………………………………….....25 Raped in Burundi…………………………………………………………………......28
3. BROKEN BODIES:THE PHYSICAL IMPACT OF RAPE ……………………………..304. FACING A DEMON
…………………………………………………………3
2
 Helpless …………………………………………………….........33 A Daily Battle ………………………………………………………….....38
5. IN THE DARK:FEAR AND POWERLESSNESS…………………………………………….476. FRAGILE HEALTH………………………………………………………….517. TORN SPIRITS:THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT……………………………………………….55
Mental Distress…………………………………………………………………………58
8. THE PRIMARY CONCERN:THE FUTURE OF CHILDREN………………………………………………60
 A Home of Their Own………………………………………………………………... ..63Children in Need of Special Care……………………………………………………..65
9. ON THE MARGINS:THE PRICE OF ISOLATION…………………………………………………67
 A Sense of Unease: The Distance from Neighbour………………………………..67 The Fear of Stigma……………………………………………………………68The Divisive Issue of Justice ………………………………………………..69

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