In Congo, A Doctor Keeps Helping As Rape Victims Keep Coming - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 3 Old 10-25-2008, 03:19 PM - Thread Starter
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Rape victims say they have difficulty returning to normal lives. If they are married, their husbands often reject them for having sex (even involuntarily) with another man. If they bear children, their children are often rejected by their families and local communities. Children whose mothers have been raped by Rwandan rebels are particularly reviled, and are often called "the children of snakes."
The article is very disturbing... but it's important reading. Another tragedy going on in Africa that very few people are doing anything about. :

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Horrible. Tragic.
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I have no words. I cannot imagine the horror those women have experienced. I wonder how the doctor in this article could be supported in his work. I wonder how the culture that allows this to continue could be changed...
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