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

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu, Goma. 28/01/2017. A marriage at the Paroisse St. Francois Xavier. In the Congo, once a woman has been a victim of sexual abuse, she is abandoned by her husband and cut off from society. In many cases, these victims of violence do not report the crime for fear of such social repercussions, and many women discover later that they have contracted venereal diseases, or that their rapist has left them pregnant.
Rapes in Congo

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu, Goma. 28/01/2017. A marriage at the Paroisse St. Francois Xavier. In the Congo, once a woman has been a victim of sexual abuse, she is abandoned by her husband and cut off from society. In many cases, these victims of violence do not report the crime for fear of such social repercussions, and many women discover later that they have contracted venereal diseases, or that their rapist has left them pregnant.