Stop forced marriages in conflict zones

06/9/2008 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Whether it's in Angola, Sierra Leone, Uganda or any other former or existing conflict zones, all too often young women are kidnapped and forced to marry rebels, a phenomenon that is shattering many lives. The United Nations and other international organizations should work hard to better protect women in conflict zones from becoming victims of this practice and to rehabilitate those women already abused, writes Donald Steinberg, deputy president of the International Crisis Group, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Angola from 1995 to 1998.

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