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close this bookSexual Violence against Refugees - Guidelines on Prevention and Response (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) / Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR), 1995, 106 p.)
close this folderChapter 1 - SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF REFUGEES
View the document1.1 Definition and Nature of Sexual Violence
View the document1.2 Persons Most Vulnerable to Sexual Violence
View the document1.3 Situations Where Sexual Violence May Occur
View the document1.4 Under-Reporting of Sexual Violence
View the document1.5 Effects of Sexual Violence
View the document1.6 Causes of Sexual Violence
View the document1.7 False Claims

1.7 False Claims

One should not overlook the possibility, even though remote, that reports of sexual violence may be fabricated for a variety of reasons, for example, to bring undesirable repercussions to others in the course of domestic or inter-community disputes, for financial gain, or to advance resettlement prospects.