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The Democratic Republic of Congo has endured years of conflict and extreme levels of sexual violence. But, as this report reveals, such abuse is not confined to the battlefield; it is more than a weapon of war.
In Minova, a town in eastern D. R. Congo, a landmark trial has taken place. Victims and witnesses have testified against the mass rape of women and children by the Congolese army. But is justice being served?
Deep in the remote terrain of Eastern Congo locals are being raped, killed and driven from their homes by FDLR militias. But now ordinary people have formed their own militias to fight back. The FDC is out to get Congo's rapists.
The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC is exposed in this powerful short doc. Driven from their land, they work in mines as slaves in a desperate bid to protect themselves from rape.
At least 200,000 people have been raped in DRC since 1996. With devastating frankness National Army soldiers confess to raping women and children in the towns they were supposed to be protecting from rebels.
The town of Beni in the DRC is thought to have the highest count of child prostitution per population in the world. Now, a band of enterprising children are trying to protect their fellow sufferers.
In the Congolese village of Kimua the Hutu FDLR, who fled Rwanda in 1994, are wreaking havoc. Despite a UN programme to send them home they have remained, subjecting the locals to a life of fear.
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, this powerful report gives a voice to women in the Eastern Congo - a place the UN has called 'the rape capital of the world'.