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Congo: the hidden battlefield

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Summary

Brutal rape has become commonplace in some parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an area plagued by warring groups who prey on local people with little fear of retaliation. The consequences for women are harrowing. Many are mutilated after being raped and need extensive surgery. Many also suffer social stigma and rejection. What help do women need following a violent sexual attack? And what can be done to end the horror of such abuse?

Details

Production locations:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Running time:
8'
Release year:
2006
Original version:
ENG
Reference:
V-F-CR-F-00917-V
Copyright:
ICRC