Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weapon of War

War has raged through the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade — it has been called the deadliest conflict since World War II.
Both the Congolese army and rebel groups 
have condoned rape as a weapon of war.
Armed groups use rape to tear apart families, 
spread disease and weaken communities. 
Women are often victimized doubly — first by their rapists and secondly by spouses or family members who then find it dishonorable or socially unacceptable to associate with them.