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Congo: "The rape we're seeing here is brutal"
January 16, 2008
By The IRC
|Photo: Peter Biro/The IRC|
|Public Radio International’s The World interviewed Sarah Mosely (left), IRC Gender Based Violence coordinator, about sexual violence and the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo last Wednesday. “The rape we're seeing here is brutal. Most of the women are gang-raped,” Mosely said. “Often they are mutilated in the process to the extent they will not be able to have children again or become incontinent so the physical wounds incurred by these rapes are severe and life threatening often.” Listen to the story here and read the full interview with Sarah here. You can also learn more about the "war against women" in Congo in Anderson Cooper's report on 60 Minutes on Sunday.|