“Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan, says Amnesty International

October 25, 2018 | Brainwave Science

“Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan, says Amnesty International


According to a report by the U.N. Mission in South Sudan, Reuters states that Government and rebel forces in South Sudan abducted hundreds of women and girls this year and many have been raped and forced into sexual slavery. “The girls are sometimes only 12 years old and were chosen as wives for the military. They had to parade in front of them and they (soldiers) could choose whomever they wanted. They used them and of course they were raped and (subjected to) sexual slavery,” the report said.

Not selected by the command were given to other fighters who subjected them to repeated rape. The kidnapped young men and boys were forced to become fighters or used as porters.

Army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang denied the allegations. “We have no evidence showing that we have committed all the allegations leveled against us. What we have to tell them: they should bring the evidence, not only the report from Geneva and New York,” he said.

Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel said: “The leadership of the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army) will investigate these accusations through a right channel and bring anyone found guilty to book so that justice is served”.

South Sudan’s civil war began in 2013. The two sides signed a peace treaty last month. Around 4 million people have been displaced from their homes during the conflict.


Unfortunately, in the modern world, the problems of slavery and human trafficking, as well as forced labor, are still relevant. Despite the opposition of international organizations, it is not possible to cope with human trafficking to the end. Especially in Asia, Africa, Balkans and Latin America, where the local cultural and historical specifics on the one hand, and the enormous level of social polarization on the other hand, create fertile ground for the preservation of such a terrible phenomenon as the slave trade, sexual slavery.

In fact, the slave trade networks in one way or another seize almost all countries of the world, with the latter being divided into countries, mainly exporters of slaves, and countries where slaves are brought in for use in any fields of activity. As we can see South Sudan actively uses slavery in all its manifestations.

If in European countries, the situation can still be remedied by improving the efficiency of law enforcement agencies, limiting the scope of illegal labor migration from and to the country, in the Third World countries, of course, the situation is much more complicated, given the disparity between the demographic and economic growth rates in most African and Asian countries, as well as a high level of political instability associated with the rampant crime and terrorism.

With all this in mind, a new approach must be mandated to serve and aid authorities in the fight against human rights violation.


The use of slave labor in any form is prohibited by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Nevertheless, slavery is more widespread in the modern world than ever before. It is, of course, a very profitable business.

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By creating tremendous value for law enforcement, iCognative is best positioned to mitigate the complex security risks facing the world today.  Lul Ruai Koang, military spokesman of the SPLA said, “ This is what they (UNMISS) have been saying all time without producing evidence. Let them give us information about the reported sexual violence. Let them help us in the process of identification of suspects because without any culprit being identified, it will be very difficult for us to bring that person to book,”  Well now with the power of iCognative technology by Brainwave Science finally the victims will have a voice as well as evidence to prove that such barbaric acts of sexual violence against women and children will see the light of justice.


Main Source: Reuters

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