Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo: drcrape016

Nelly, 14, from Massissi, lies pregnant in the Keyshero shelter and medical centers in Goma, North Kivu, in Eastern Congo, April 9, 2008. 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.
Goma, DRC

Nelly, 14, from Massissi, lies pregnant in the Keyshero shelter and medical centers in Goma, North Kivu, in Eastern Congo, April 9, 2008. 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.