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How long Women of DRC?

My sisters, we are suffering so much! We now need Peace in our country. Listen to this short story:
"If there was peace, this we would not have happened," said Kasoke Kabunga. Like thousands of other women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC,), Kasoke and her daughter were raped by armed militiamen. Her daughter died, Kasoke survived but contracted HIV / AIDS.
Rape is used in the war as a weapon." The UN estimates confirm the prevalence of this practice. The Deputy Secretary General of the UN operations peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno said in October 2006 that 12,000 women and girls were raped during the previous six months alone.
In 2004-2005, the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) estimated that up to 100,000 women were raped in all the eastern provinces of the DRC.


Kim Crane's picture

Praying for justice

Dear Therese, these stories are horrifying. If it was even one story like this it would be worth every bit of effort to prevent such violence. The fact that this happens to thousands of women is mind-boggling.

Hi Kim! The horrible thing is that our country is suffering from impunity. Our tears are becoming blood, we are tired now, we need justice doing his job. My sister, these things are easier to be heard, but if you see the victim face to face, you can be outraged.
We need to work hand in hand for Eastern Congo.
See you on line!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

jacollura's picture

Peace for the DRC

The people of the DRC deserve peace. I, for one, will continue to speak out against the violence and injustice.
In peace and love,

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