I can’t believe it wasn’t already classified this way, but the U.N. just declared rape a weapon of war. This BBC article states:
“UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said violence against women had reached ‘unspeakable proportions’ in some societies recovering from conflict.
" ‘Responding to this silent war against women and girls requires leadership at the national level,’ Mr Ban said.”
There are still no measures in place to deal with the issue, but the U.N. set up an inquiry to report on it next June.
It’s irritating that the U.N. is only thinking of this now, but still, it’s a step out of the dark ages. If only they needed less than a year to come up with ideas.