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

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Kivu, Bukavu. 03/02/2017. Girls poses for a picture on the shores of the Kivu Lake during a party. In the Congo, some 15,000 women are raped every year. One of the most serious repercussions this has – in addition to the physical trauma these women suffer – is the fact that they are then abandoned and confined to the margins of their community, or indeed of their own families.
Rapes in Congo

Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Kivu, Bukavu. 03/02/2017. Girls poses for a picture on the shores of the Kivu Lake during a party. In the Congo, some 15,000 women are raped every year.

One of the most serious repercussions this has – in addition to the physical trauma these women suffer – is the fact that they are then abandoned and confined to the margins of their community, or indeed of their own families.