Congo ceasefire brings little relief for women

Truscott, Amanda
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p133
Academic Journal
The article reports on sexual terrorism in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Panzi surgeon Dr. Roger Luhiriri says that the combination HIV and sexual violence in eastern Congo is a condition that is sufficient to affect the whole humanity. According to Stephen Lewis, former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, rape is no longer a weapon of war but a strategy of war employed to humiliate entire families and communities through their women in order to take possession of resources, or to turn the women into sex slaves.


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