'Who Threatens You?' Researchers Asked Teen Girls Affected By Conflict

Concern usually focuses on soldiers and other armed personnel. But a survey of nearly 1,300 girls in sub-Saharan Africa revealed a different perspective.
A girl in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo. / Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

Who poses the greatest risk to teenage girls whose lives are disrupted by conflict?

Many of them have fled their homes and are living in refugee camps and other temporary facilities. Others live surrounded by fighting. It's long been thought that soldiers and other armed personnel pose the biggest threat in terms of sexual and physical violence.

But a new survey offers a different perspective. And the reason for the revelations could be the technology used in the survey.

The girls answered questions on a tablet rather than in

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