February 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Mary F. Calvert, Pulitzer Prize winning Photojournalist
Caption: Women and children watch in fear as a Congolese soldier patrols their village in Bugeri of the South Kivu province of Congo. Although no one knows for sure how many of the country’s 67 million are rape victims, the United Nations estimates that 200,000 women have been raped in the past decade and that 40 women a day are raped in South Kivu alone. Throughout the area, women are afraid to work in the fields or gather firewood from the jungle, even in a group. Women and girls have been carried away to be used as sex slaves by soldiers or forced to be “bush wives” for officers”
It tolls for thee.