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  • November 7, 2010

     UN: A United Nations investigation is taking place, following up on reports of countless numbers of rapes when people were expelled from Angola and forced to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

  • November 5, 2010

    New York Times: Over 600 women were raped in September and October along the Congo/Angola border.  United Nations officials mistakenly gave an earlier count of 30 women.  The women were raped during an expulsion of immigrants from Angola....

  • October 28, 2010

    Colorlines: This month, President Obama launched a new set of initiatives for domestic violence survivors, while Colorlines editors remind us that the economy and intimate partner violence are intrinsically related, as domestic violence cases have...

  • October 21, 2010

    WeNews: Human rights groups in India have called for the end of the so-called "two-finger" rape test, citing that the test is physically invasive and uses a victim's previous sexual experience against her.

  • October 20, 2010

    WeNews: Rape in the Congo is increasingly being used as a weapon of war. In response, the U.N. is launching a new sexual violence training program for peacekeepers in order to prevent future attacks. 

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