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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 ...

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