Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Trouble in Mind - DRC

Think you've got a lot to worry about? Try living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where there's an all out war raging against women & children.

"The disturbing stories that have come out of the Congo defy imagination: women and young girls being raped by militia men in front of their families; rape victims ranging from as young as six months to as old as 83 years; women and girls faced with unwanted pregnancies and raped intentionally by men known to have AIDS. There is also a devastating epidemic of women and girls whose vaginas and reproductive organs have been completely destroyed from being violated with guns, bottles and sticks, often resulting in a condition called fistula, a rupture that results in the uncontrollable leakage of urine and feces. The traumatized rape victims are then further stigmatized and ostracized by their families and communities."

Via: Alternet

How can you help this dire situation? Here are some resources that can make a difference:

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