Congo-Kinshasa: Sexual Violence Exacerbates National Aids Epidemic

By Allyn Gaestel


11 February 2010

Sexual violence used as a weapon of war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo continues unabated as more than a decade of conflict in the area drags on. This week the world has again turned its eyes to this ongoing issue, as new figures released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) stated that over 8,000 women were raped in the region in 2009….Read full article