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Women in Congo

Still Human

Lynne Hybels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lynne Hybels

In Congo's patriarchal culture, rape has become normalized. Boys are taught that being a man means they have dominion over women. Laws that should protect vulnerable Congolese girls and women are not enforced, yet victims are ostracized.

Congo's Forgotten Sexual Genocide

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Joseph K. Grieboski

The people of Congo's prolonged and constant exposure to the heinous act has normalized the crime. Rape is now used as a simple assertion of authority and control.

Congo Rape Attacks Escalate Under US-Backed Op

The Washington Post | Stephanie McCrummen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUGUNGU, Congo -- For the women of eastern Congo, a U.S.-backed Congolese military operation meant to save them from abusive rebels has turned into a ...