Girls' Lives Shattered By Attacks On Schools in DR Congo

Girls suffered sexual violence and other abuses when armed groups attacked hundreds of schools during the 2016-2017 conflict  in Kasai according to a report from Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack .

Girl abducted by Kamuina Nsapu militia during an attack on her secondary school in Dimbelenge in November 2016. She was later assaulted at the “tshiota” (initiation fire), and harassed by soldiers until she abandoned her school and fled the area.

Survivors of attack on their primary school in Kazumba territory in December 2016.

Girl who was 11 years old when assaulted by militia while fleeing an attack on her school in Kazumba territory in December 2016.

Girl whose primary school was attacked in Kazumba territory in December 2016, holding her daughter

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