Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo: drcrape013

Kanyere holds her three year old child, Kabira, in a remote village in North Kivu, in Eastern Congo, April 12, 2008. Kabira was raped while her mother was working in the fields by a 48 year old man, and he was since caught and put in prison. 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.
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Kanyere holds her three year old child, Kabira, in a remote village in North Kivu, in Eastern Congo, April 12, 2008. Kabira was raped while her mother was working in the fields by a 48 year old man, and he was since caught and put in prison. 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.