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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sexual Violence as a Weapon in Congo

The New York Times reports that UN officials cited that approximately 500 women were raped in eastern Congo in July and August, demonstrating that both rebel militias and government troops used sexual violence as a weapon.

We are releasing 2 titles this Fall dealing with the current situation in Congo, CONGO IN FOUR ACTS, which is composed of 4 short films including one specifically about violence against women, and STATE OF MIND: HEALING TRAUMA about Albert Pesso, an American psychotherapist who brings his method to Congo to help war victims, including a woman who was held hostage and sexually abused for two years.

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