Unformatted text preview: This panel discussion was very eye opening for me. While there has been much media blitz over the genocide in Rwanda, and the military crises in Somalia, very little attention, save for several “ER” episodes, has been given to the issue of the sexual and criminal violence currently taking place rampantly in the Congo. Very few women are able to live safely, and the country itself, and its government, are constantly under siege by neighboring governments and armies. The condition in the Congo has been bad for many years, but especially since the Second Congo War in 1998. The Congo has been receiving help from neighboring countries, the UN, and the US, but will require much more help to truly achieve the status of a “democratic republic”....
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- Spring '10
- United Nations , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwandan Genocide, Second Congo War, Congo Awareness