A woman who was raped by a government soldier recovers at Heal Africa hospital in Goma, DRC, on Wednesday, March. 6, 2008. Sexual violence is systematic in DRC with the brutality of attacks often leaving the victims with severe damage to reproductive organs, resulting in multiple fistulas and incontinence. According to the UN Population Fund an average of 1,100 rape cases are reported each month..
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