Quote of the Day

[Trigger warning for sexual violence.]

"We must fight against impunity, so that the perpetrators of violence are punished, to allow women can regain their dignity. Despite what they endure, Congolese women are strong and able to stand up again."Dr. Nene Rukunghu, a doctor at a hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, which treats many survivors of rape. Blub.

DR Congo has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. This weekend, Dr. Rukunghu, along with thousands of other Congolese women, marched to demonstrate against sexual violence: "The atmosphere of the march was colourful and peaceful, and many demonstrators carried banners with slogans such as 'No to sexual terrorism'."

[H/T to Echidne. Previously on the DR Congo Rape Epidemic: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine.]

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