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

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Kivu, Bukavu. 05/02/2017. A Glimpse of the neighborhood of Panzi during a thunderstorm, where the Panzi Hospital is located. Rape, sexual violence, abuse of women: this is the tragedy within the tragedy of this African country, for which there appears to be no way out. Every year, 15000 women are raped: an average of 2 an hour. Sexual violence in the Congo remains first and foremost a weapon of war, and is the darkest of the horrors in this African heart of darkness.
Rapes in Congo

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Kivu, Bukavu. 05/02/2017. A Glimpse of the neighborhood of Panzi during a thunderstorm, where the Panzi Hospital is located. Rape, sexual violence, abuse of women: this is the tragedy within the tragedy of this African country, for which there appears to be no way out. Every year, 15000 women are raped: an average of 2 an hour.

Sexual violence in the Congo remains first and foremost a weapon of war, and is the darkest of the horrors in this African heart of darkness.