Rape and impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Human Rights Council. Photo by Jean-Marc FerrŽ

Ending the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is in the headlines again as senior UN officials hold a meeting at UN headquarters in New York to review the progress made.

Some estimates suggest that up to 200,000 women have been raped in the country.

There have been significant challenges preventing rape survivors from accessing justice, delegates attending a debate on the matter at the Human Rights Council found.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Duration: 3’18″

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