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Wake Up Call: Julie - North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
March 9, 2011
By The IRC
From Cambodia to Congo, women and girls face violence and discrimination. Yet each day people are fighting to create a better world. Find out how they are changing lives despite incredible obstacles.
At a rural health clinic run by the International Rescue Committee where rape survivors receive counseling and medical care, Julie (not her real name) recalls the night she was raped by eight armed men wielding rifles and machetes. Even now after her physical wounds have healed, the memories of that night still haunt her.