UN Official Calls DR Congo ‘Rape Capital of the World’


BBC News
April 28, 2010

The Democratic Republic of Congo is “the rape capital of the world”, a senior UN official has said.

Margot Wallstrom, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, urged the Security Council to punish the perpetrators in DR Congo.

Rape remained a dominant feature of the ongoing conflict in eastern DR Congo, with impunity being the rule rather than the exception, she said.

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Reporting by way of H-MINERVA.