The United Nations, for example, accuses the South Sudanese army of gang rape and torture, including burning girls alive.
The African Union report on South Sudan's war, which was published in October, contains details of old and young women who were gang raped and left bleeding and unconscious. The African Union has called for the establishment of a court to prosecute those responsible for gross human rights abuses.
The South Sudanese Civil War is a conflict between government soldiers supporting President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebels supporting former Vice President Riek Machar, a Nuer. The war began in December, 2013 after President Kiir fired Machar.
The brutal sexual attacks are not indiscriminate. Rape is being used as a weapon of war in the country. Regional leaders and the international community are accused of inaction as women continue to suffer."
Read article by Ayo Awokoya from PRI.