STORIES: République démocratique du Congo: Mwavita - Born at time of War: Rapes in Congo

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu, Rutshuru, 27/01/2017. Maria Gnabajumba, 40, was raped for two days by an armed group, on the orders of the children of her husband’s first wife. Today she has started to live again thanks to the farming cooperative of the women of Rutshuru, created as part of the SAD programme of the Italian NGO AVSI. So far, she has told her story to no-one, for fear of discrimination and of being repudiated by her husband, who repudiated his first wife after she had also been raped
Rapes in Congo

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu, Rutshuru, 27/01/2017. Maria Gnabajumba, 40, was raped for two days by an armed group, on the orders of the children of her husband’s first wife. Today she has started to live again thanks to the farming cooperative of the women of Rutshuru, created as part of the SAD programme of the Italian NGO AVSI. So far, she has told her story to no-one, for fear of discrimination and of being repudiated by her husband, who repudiated his first wife after she had also been raped