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In armed conflict In conflict areas, women and girls are sometimes forced to marry men on either side of the conflict. This practice has taken place recently in countries such as Sierra Leone, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Historically, this was common throughout the world, with women from the communities of the war enemy being considered "spoils of war", who could be kidnapped, raped and forced into marriage or sexual slavery.<ref name="Types of Forced Marriage">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Because women were regarded as property, it seemed reasonable to see them as the chattel of the war enemy, which could now be appropriated and used by the winner.<ref>International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts, by Chile Eboe-Osuji, p. 91</ref>


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