New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
News > World >

Leaders vow to end DRC rape shame

by Paul Wilkinson

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 @ 12:22

RELIGIOUS leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have pledged to work together to end their country's reputation as the "rape capital" of the world.

Statistics suggest that, on average, a rape takes place every 90 seconds in the Central African state.

As a consequence, the Anglican Church in DRC and the Christian development agency Tearfund led a gathering in the capital Kinshasa last Friday to launch a group of the international campaign We Will Speak ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Inter Religious Affairs Programme Officer

London and Home Counties

Inter Religious Affairs Programme Officer Location: Lambeth Palace, London Salary: Starting salary of £27,911 rising to £30,326 upon successful completion of probation period. Contract Type: Full...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Keeping the faith under fire

Keeping the faith under fire

Large numbers of clergy volunteered to be military chaplains during the Great War. Peter Street tells some of their stories  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Is there enough reason now to impose tougher sanctions on Russia?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Can Catholics back women bishops?

Christopher Hill asks whether Catholics can back women bishops  Subscribe to read more

Fri 25 Jul 14 @ 13:30
Challenge the ancient traditions, say FGM survivors at Girl Summit http://t.co/W5UjWROkMt

Fri 25 Jul 14 @ 13:00
Women bishops proposals show 'love' to opponents, says @JustinWelby http://t.co/yxW53KOnjn