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This article focuses on the conditions for the development of organised violence to women and children with the ensuing traumatic effects, and details the situation of the affected persons. The claim is that present situations of social unrest, wars, and persecution produce conditions where archaic images of male dominance and entitlement are likely to emerge. When these are justified by some religious–political ideology, atrocities are particularly likely to follow. In the same way that ethnic groups may be targeted, women and girls may be the chosen objects of repression and aggression.

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