Is DR Congo the Rape Capital of the World?
Mass rape as a weapon of war has been practiced by both militias and government forces and is so endemic that about 40 women are raped every day, some as old as 80 years of age and others as young as ten years.
UN News Service, 1 December 2011
The United Nations official leading efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict today welcomed the decision by a Security Council committee to place a militia leader in the ... read more �
Congo-Kinshasa: No End to Mass Rapes
Inter Press Service, 17 October 2011
Angeline Mwarusena, 61, sits on a small wooden bench in front of her hut, head bent, shoulders slumped. Her voice is barely audible. read more �
Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Soldiers Gang-Raped Women On Central African Ferry
Bemba Trial Website, 28 October 2011
Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's troops gang-raped women on the ferry that transported them to the Central African Republic (CAR), according to testimony heard ... read more �