The Cycle of Violence
Many women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have lost so much because of war and rebel activity across the country. It is a terrifying truth that 48 women are raped every hour in the DRC because of the rebel forces pillaging villages and towns, taking the women and children, often killing many men. Many women become ill because of the brutality, they lose their livelihoods, their husbands leave them because of shame and they are left with nothing.
Three brave women from Kirotshe, near Goma have shared their stories. Steriya Deo, Maria Nzabanita and Brigette Uzamukunda have been through many horrific things. It is a reminder that we, as the church, must recognise the importance to pray for the cycle of violence to be broken.