by John Prendergast, co-author of The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes (Three Rivers Press, 2010)
Three of the most horrible scourges facing humanity are genocide (the destruction of people based on their identity), rape as a war weapon (the deliberate destruction of women through targeted sexual violence), and child slavery (children who are forcibly recruited to become killing machines or sex slaves).
All three seem overwhelming and intractable, but the reality is that there are specific and concrete solutions that can be implemented, if only there were the political and popular will to do so.
Help is indeed on the way. In the last five years, Continue reading