Activists Hail Landmark Ruling on Sexual Slavery in Guatemala’s Civil War
The case is one of the first anywhere in the world to focus on the use of sexual violence in war, and is centered on 15 indigenous women who were kept as sexual slaves by soldiers who had earlier disappeared their husbands and destroyed their community.
A Landmark Trial Seeks Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence From Guatemala's Civil War
The trial of two former soldiers is based on the testimony of indigenous women who say they were forced to visit a military base in “shifts” where they cooked, cleaned, and were regularly gang raped.
Can a Truth Commission in Colombia Help Heal the Wounds of War's Atrocities?
Proponents hope a truth commission could offer closure to millions of Colombians affected by the conflict. Both sides are responsible for human-rights abuses, while distrust and resentment for past atrocities remain high.