Official statistics on how many women and children have been victims of sexual violence and rape in various “hot” wars around the world are extremely difficult to come by. The high number of under reported cases makes it almost impossible to form a definitive number to the scourge. What can be said, without doubt however, is that rape in war is a massive problem and that rape is used as a weapon by various state and non-state participants.
The efforts to support peace and bring an end to conflict needs to be further enhanced and pushed forward. Governments fueling conflicts for material needs have to be held accountable.
But at the same time, the vicious behaviour meted out against women and children and at times even men in the form of rape proliferates in the conflict zones. The least that can be done is to form structures and put in place systems to care for these vulnerable people.
This is the #Survivor Campaign. Working together to raise awareness and support to trauma centres and orphan care amongst three of the most difficult, violence affected communities of the world: the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Syrians in Turkey and refugees from the Central African Republic.