Calling the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the "rape capital of the world," top UN official Margot Wallstrom urged the Security Council to end impunity for the perpetrators of such crimes.
"If women continue to...
Congolese laws against sexual violence are not being implemented and a withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers from the country would make the struggle against endemic rape "a lot more difficult", the UN said.
The high burden of proof makes it almost impossible for rape victims to win their cases.
By Tajeldin Abdhalla Adam, Assadig Musa, Simon Jennings and Katy Glassborow for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and Radio Dabanga
Afghan women may hold a quarter of the seats in their country's parliament but many are mere mouthpieces for warlords, who continue to set the legislative agenda, an Afghan women's rights activist said Thursday.