Militia groups of various configurations have ruled the DRC countrysides for more than a decade. This armed posse patrols an area near Uvira.
Rape as a weapon of war is a common phenomenon in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Researchers tracking reports of gender-based violence are overwhelmed by the numbers.
From a hospital rehabilitation center, recovering from the brutalities of war in the Congo, a choir of survivors sings of strength and hope.
“Imani” is a survivor of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In her native Swahili she details the nearly unspeakable brutalization of her body and soul.
International teams of physicians collaborate to repair physical damages resulting from vicious attacks on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.