The forgotten emergency: How women are bearing the atrocities of war in Congo

From blogs.independent.co.uk| Thu Jan 24 2013, 12:55:06

"They came in the night. They encircled our homes. Anyone who ran was shot dead. They bound up my husband... then they raped me. Three men. I was eight months pregnant." So began the brave tale of a resilient woman as she shared how the horror of war in the Congo has blighted her life, as it has done for thousands of women and girls like her.

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