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Mali Sexual Abuse Survivors Seek Justice

Human rights organizations have filed a complaint on behalf of 80 survivors of rape and sexual violence during the occupation of northern Mali. More than 2,000 women and girls were subject to rape or forced marriages in 2012-2013 when Islamist extremists and separatist rebels took control of Gao and Timbuktu. This is the first independent attempt to bring justice for the victims. When Gao and Timbuktu first came under occupation in January 2012, hundreds of women and young girls were...

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