Rape as weapon of war by Robin Hammond

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34 year old Mwabe Chantal with her 10 month old child Ngoy Niclette born as a result of rape. She holds a picture of her husband who was murdered by a local militia. An estimated 250,000 women have been victims of sexual violence during the Democratic Republic of Congo's civil war. In the eastern states of the country a recent peace agreement struggles to keep warring factions from fighting, and as the chaos that accompanies war continues, so does the rape of women in the area..©Robin Hammond/PANOS/Felix Features