Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I was raped by them in front of my husband. They held him down while they did it. I was released afterwards because my husband and children pleaded with them, and cried saying “They will kill maman.” I was raped by more than three men. I cannot remember the exact number because I lost consciousness. Afterwards a neighbor helped me, because I was bleeding. She boiled water and some herbs for me.

Human Rights Watch “Seeking Justice: The Prosecution of Sexual Violence in the Congo War” Vol. 17, No. 1(A) (2005)

Educate yourself and spread the word.

Resources:

Stop Rape Now— UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource— Power to the Women and Girls of the DRC

V-Day— A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls

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