Sierra Leone: July 18, 2001

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Now that the fighting had died down, it's been noticed that there has been a huge increase of rape against girls under ten years old. No one is sure why, although it may be because hundreds of young girls (used for sex) were released by the RUF. There's also more awareness of AIDS, and the belief that one way to avoid it is to have sex with very young girls. 

 

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