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Congo rapes rights

Congo rapes rights

Tantini Kahindu, 16, sits in her house in the village of Luvungi, Congo, in 2010. The village was attacked by Hutu rebels from Rwanda and local militias, who raped more than 280 women and minors as punishment for the villagers' alleged support for the Congolese Defense Forces (FARDC). Suspected rebels raped at least 242 women within a few days in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Nord-Kivu province. Had any of those women become pregnant, safe abortion services were not available, in part because of the influence of radical American Christian groups such as the American Center for Law and Justice and Human Life International.

MARC HOFFER