Rape Survivor Symbolizes Tragic Story of Congo

 

Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press
April 20, 2010

In spite of everything, she still named her daughter Victory.

Even after a machete-wielding militia hacked to death her husband and only son; even after she was mutilated, gang-raped and impregnated by the same group of men. The assault even left her, and the baby in her womb, infected with HIV.

There’s one thing, however, that those men failed to take from Honorine Kabuo. Nine years later, she is still alive, and is so grateful to have survived that tragic day that she named her attacker’s child “Ushindi” – the Swahili word for victory.

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