Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo: drcrape007

Bibiane, 28, weeps as she talks about her experience getting kidnapped and raped by three men over the course of three days in the forest in South Kivu at a center in South Kivu, in Eastern Congo, April 14, 2008. Bibiane was left HIV+ after she was assaulted, and her husband left her because she was raped; she has three children, and one has just died from malnutrition.  An average of 400 women per month were estimated to be sexually assualted in the autumn of 2007 in eastern Congo, while in the first months of 2008, the figure dropped to an average of 100 women per month. This said, many women never make it to treatment centers, and are not accounted for in these statistics.
South Kivu

Bibiane, 28, weeps as she talks about her experience getting kidnapped and raped by three men over the course of three days in the forest in South Kivu at a center in South Kivu, in Eastern Congo, April 14, 2008. Bibiane was left HIV+ after she was assaulted, and her husband left her because she was raped; she has three children, and one has just died from malnutrition. An average of 400 women per month were estimated to be sexually assualted in the autumn of 2007 in eastern Congo, while in the first months of 2008, the figure dropped to an average of 100 women per month. This said, many women never make it to treatment centers, and are not accounted for in these statistics.