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The first step to getting involved is getting the facts.

Did you know that:

  • 5 million people have died as a result of the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped since the conflict began in DRC
  • It is estimated that 40 women are raped every day in South Kivu in eastern DRC
  • Nearly 50% of survivors of sexual violence in DRC are children.

Learn about the background of sexual violence and armed conflict in DRC and resources available for more in depth information about the history and issues of sexual violence in DRC.


 

 

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Child Protection Officer Pamela Shifman

6 August 2007:
Child Protection Officer Pamela Shifman explains the problem of sexual violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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