A gruesome new kind of rape is gaining popularity in Congo, and no one knows exactly why.
Many have been so sadistically attacked from the inside out, butchered by bayonets and assaulted with chunks of wood, that their reproductive and digestive systems are beyond repair.
Anyway, the rest of the story is about how the problem is exacerbated by the hiding spaces afforded by the hills and the jungle, and poor policing, and the fact that no one really saw this type of cruelty coming; I mean, why would you; but yes, if you ever wondered "where is the worst sexual violence in the world, and how bad is it?" now you know. And yeah, they do it to three-year-olds and generally burn the babies who are too young to rape.
Sexual Violence In Eastern Congo [New York Times]