Friday, 4 February 2011

Women In Conflict

'It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict'

The most common impact of conflict on women is the use of rape as a weapon of war. It is used to fracture, destabilise and demoralise the community as well as a tool to reshape the ethnic balance of a community.

Thousands of women in Congo have been physically and mentally scarred for life with the war that has been ravaging the country for the last decade.

Justine Masika Bihamba has been supporting these women since the conflicts began in the early '90s. The film below portrays Justine and the work of her organization - Synergy for Women Victims of Sexual Violence - based in Goma, Eastern DRC.


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