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Child Crossing Road in DR Congo

March 2010: Rape is a shameful act wherever it occurs. Sadly, in the DRC that shame is conferred upon the blameless woman, who is shunned by her husband, family and society. To speak publicly of such a terrible trauma is hard enough in the U.S.—to do so in Congo, you are likely to be judged and rejected.


April 2010: The issue of 'wife inheritance' still occurs, where widows are forced to marry again.... If a woman declines to 'be inherited' and she succeeds, she is often under constant pressure to sell the property at discounted prices...