The New York Times Decides Not To Forget About Congo

Jeffrey Gettleman, whose work for the New York Times » 10/17/08 5:00pm 10/17/08 5:00pm about we've , went back again this year armed with and some of the empathy the country needs. also manages to find a small bit of hope in the ability of women to finally tell their stories.What Gettleman finds during this trip, in addition to thousands more…

"They Said If My Parents Didn't Give Them Money They Would Rape Me"

It was difficult to decide what to clip from last night's television premiere of the film The Greatest Silence, which documents the years-long epidemic of rape in the Congo. There were the dozens of adult victims...the rapists themselves...and of course, filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson, who, according to at least one female… » 4/09/08 12:00pm 4/09/08 12:00pm

"Here At The Hospital, We've Seen Women Who Have Stopped Living"


Anderson Cooper turned up on last night's 60 Minutes with a disturbing report about the Congolese civil war, specifically, the epidemic of violence against women in the form of almost unimaginable rape and torture. (Guns and knives in women's vaginas, people.) Although the epidemic of assaults is old news for some,… » 1/14/08 3:00pm 1/14/08 3:00pm