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South Africa: From Victim to Victor

United Nations, December 2012 - In South Africa, one group of women, lesbians, are especially at risk. They're the target of a particularly heinous crime, "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe w...


Congo: Helping Survivors of Wartime Rape to Rebuild Their Lives

In the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12 years of war has ravaged the region. At least 200 thousand women have been sexually assaulted. A United Nations team is providing support for vict...


Bosnia: Healing the Wounds of War

Bosnia -- Healing the wounds of war. The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina may have ended fifteen years ago, but for so many of the nation's women, the legacy of wartime rape lives on. Join us on one woman's emotional j...


Haiti: The Enemy Within

It can happen anywhere, anytime. In Haiti post-earthquake, no woman or girl is truly safe. This past January, a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the Caribbean island of Haiti. Millions are still homeless. B...


Mauritania: Question of Rape

United Nations, New York, 7 September 2010 - In the West African nation of Mauritania, women who accuse a man of rape run the risk of being jailed simply for speaking out. The problem? Confusion over how to reconci...


Liberia: Women on the frontline

United Nations, August 2010 - With the election of Liberia's first female president, more women are taking a lead in rebuilding this post-war nation. Women in the police force are enforcing laws in an effort to revers...


Liberia: Women on the Frontline

United Nations, July 2010 - Liberia - it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. B...


Seeking justice: Sexual violence in the DRC

United Nations, New York, January 2010 - The world has been made increasingly aware of the level of sexual violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is used as a tactic of war...


Rape in the Forest

United Nations, New York, June 2009 - It's an impossible choice - feed your family, or run the risk of a brutal sexual attack. It has happened to hundreds of thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...