Rape as a weapon of war
Rape reached epidemic proportions in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the war. The UN recently passed a resolution not only condemning sexual violence used as a weapon but to send experts to countries to tell them how prosecute the offenders. That's difficult to do when the governments' armies and police forces are the rapists.
- Marianne Mollman: Women's rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch.
- Erin Morgan: International programs clinical consultant, Center for Victims of Torture. She works with victims of rape and trains others to help them in Congo.
- Melanne Verveer: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the U.S. State Department.