Sexual Violence on the Rise in DR Congo


Days after Congolese national army troops regained control of the eastern provincial capital, Goma, from rebel groups, officials say local women began showing up at area hospitals with injuries sustained from sexual violence.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Surge in Sexual Violence in North Kivu

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 6 December 2012

    Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province, officials say. read more »

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  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Sexual Violence Not Just a Weapon of War in DRC

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 5 December 2012

    For years, the conflict-wracked east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been cursed by sexual violence on a scarcely imaginable scale, which has seen it labelled as the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Sexual Violence More than Weapon of War in DR Congo

    Sonke Gender Justice Network, 4 December 2012

    A new study by Promundo and the Sonke Gender Justice Network conducted in Goma, eastern DRC finds that more than a third of men surveyed have carried out some form of sexual ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Worrying Situation in North and South Kivu

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 6 December 2012

    While various political initiatives are under way in the Great Lakes region to address the situation in the east of the country, the plight of thousands – both residents and ... read more »