Amnesty International (AI) has launched an appeal to governments around the world to stop the rape and sexual abuse of women during detention.
In a recently published report AI said women all over the world are subjected to sexual abuse by police and prison officers. This type of torture is widely used to force concessions or humiliate women in custody. Some cases involve pregnant women and teenage girls.
AI says governments often refuse to recognize that rape and sexual abuse is a violation of human rights. The report says that women must be protected from abuse and anyone violating women's human rights must be brought to justice.
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