Congo: Expert Officials, Activists Press U.S. Senate to Address Rape as a Weapon of War

“Congo’s women have waited a very long time for the United States to notice the horror of rape in eastern Congo… We don’t want commemorations; we want you to act now.” Despite the heartwrenching topic at hand, there was a palpable sense of optimism in the crowded hearing room, as the panelists and audience members, many of whom have devoted their careers to shining a light on the use of rape as a weapon of war in Congo, seemed to find a ready advocate in Senator Boxer in particular.  Congo: Expert Officials, Activists Press U.S. Senate to Address Rape as...

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