Silence Is The Enemy


Acknowledging rape and other sexual atrocities in wartime – in Darfur, Liberia, Congo – as "a public health issue that's so big, so
overwhelming, so heinous, you just don't know where to begin," a piece on Aetiology offers a place to start.

From the editors of PLoS Medicine: "Medical professionals are powerful lobbyists whose
recognition of the devastation could galvanize support for the work of
humanitarian organizations and advocacy groups in...holding states accountable...We can all do more to document and
disseminate the research and accounts of health workers,
nongovernmental organizations, and survivors."


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