Rape Spreads Beyond Congo War ZonesA new report by the British charity, Freedom from Torture, indicates that sexual violence in conflict zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo is connected to sexual violence beyond war situations, specifically the use of rape as a form of torture by the DRC's security services, including the army and intelligence agencies in Kinshasa and elsewhere in the country.
Congo-Kinshasa: Rape, Sexual Violence Targets Women Across the DRC
allAfrica, 2 June 2014
Rape and other forms of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not limited to the war zones in the eastern parts of the country - women detained miles away… Read more »
- Freedom from Torture
- Publication Date:
- 2 June 2014
The report is based on an analysis of 34 medico-legal reports, which suggests that government security forces have used rape and sexual violence to ... see more »