BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo (WOMENSENEWS)--Billboards on the dirt roads here in the capital of South Kivu are trying to change the attitude.
"Life is sacred. Rape is a crime," the signs trumpet.
The shooting war officially ended in 2006 but rape remains widespread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, especially outside the cities, where armed combatants of Rwanda's genocidal war and Congo's conflict continue to operate, said Dr. Aziza Aziz Suleyman, a sexual violence social worker.
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