DR Congo's Rape Victims 'Must Be Listened To'
As many reports indicate rape is being used as a tool of war in the country, a social worker has stressed the need for victims of the crime and other forms of sexual violence to be listened to.
A woman recovers from rape in a hospital in Goma.
UN News Service, 17 April 2013
Conflict-related sexual violence, horrific in itself, is also an impediment to national reconciliation and development, top United Nations officials told the Security Council at ... read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: G8 On Rape in DRC - What Effect?
The New Times, 16 April 2013
The G8 usually meets to discuss international politics and economics - or more precisely, how the most powerful nations can maintain a stranglehold on the world's resources, ... read more »
UN News Service, 12 April 2013
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has suspended for further investigation the commanding officers of two of its battalions implicated in mass rapes and other human rights ... read more »
UN News Service, 28 March 2013
Conflict-related sexual violence is one of the most urgent challenges facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official says, stressing that ... read more »
International Center for Transitional Justice, 27 March 2013
British Foreign Secretary William Hague and the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, are visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ... read more »
UN News Service, 8 March 2013
The United Nations has called on the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to suspend two of its battalions which, according to investigations, have been ... read more »
Medecins Sans Frontieres, 17 January 2013
In December, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated 95 cases of sexual violence at the Mugunga III displaced persons' camp. MSF denounces the lack of action on the ... read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Accuses Rebels of Rape, Execution
UN News Service, 21 December 2012
Newly documented human rights violations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) include cases of arbitrary executions and rape - among other atrocities - by the 23 March ... read more »
The Independent, 16 December 2012
Refugees recount M23's invasion, rapes and murder: read more »
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 »
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 »