Posted by in News on July 10, 2017

Ending Rape and Sexual Violence Impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC Congo: Recurrent fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will always negate efforts made in the fight against rape and sexual violence on women and children in the region. But, as a book by the country’s Military High Court launched at the just concluded 29th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa reveals, there is a lot of work being done to bring justice to victims and ending impunity by punishing those who perpetrate and use rape as a weapon of war. The DRCongo government’s zero tolerance commitment on this pandemic atrocity is well documented, and yet most of its efforts in eradicating the horrors of conflict-related rape and sexual violence, remain unreported.

Ms Jeanine Mabunda – a prolific women’s rights champion, and President Joseph Kabila’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment – is first to admit that the volatile situation in her country still remains an encumbering monster in the fight to end rape and violence on women atrocities in the affected regions.

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Source: All Africa

 

 

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