MAPPING OF DATA
Continuing Mass Rape of Girls in Darfur: The most heinous crime generates no international outrage
Eric Reeves | January 15, 2016 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1Qy
The three maps here, representing different regions of Darfur, have been “annotated” with dots of three sizes, and different colors. My attempt has been to render as fully and clearly as possible the data on the spreadsheet that is the central component of this report (see here). Completeness and clarity are, however, somewhat at odds here, the amalgamation of discrete data is an inescapable necessity. Nor can exact geographic precision be preserved: although the maps are readily scalable, attempting to place each rape, or series of rapes, on the exact location where they occurred is impossible for several reasons. Nonetheless, the patterns and scale of sexual violence are quite clear, even without the exactitude that can be found in the data spreadsheet (with some 350 entries).
The key for the maps is as follows:
Dots of 50pt in size represent a single event: if in red, it represents the rape of a girl; if in orange, it represents the rape of a woman 18 – 25;
Dots of 100pt size represent 10 events: again, if in red, it represents the rape of ten girls; if in orange, it represents the rape of ten women 18 – 25;
Dots of 200pt size are found only in the map of North Darfur: if the large dot is grey, it represents the rape of 100 girls; if black, it represents the rape of 100 women 18 – 28;
Again, clarity in presenting the data visually can be achieved only with the amalgamation represented by this system of representation, as well as with geographic close approximation, not exactitude. Only the data spreadsheet offers a full representation of all reports from Radio Dabanga, SUDO/UK, and Human Rights Watch (the latter for the events at Tabit, North Darfur, October 31 – November 1, 2015) For a fuller account of data assembly and organization, see the final section of the framing narrative for this report (DATA ON THE RAPE OF GIRLS).
Framing narrative for this entire report may be found at | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1QG