Mads Nissen/Berlingske

Bukavu, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

32 year old anonymous woman, a patient at the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. Five months ago she was raped by soldiers from the national army (Forces Armees de la Republique Democratique du Congo (FARDC)). The assault was committed when she and two other women were on their way to a nearby market to sell some small pieces of gold that they have excavated from the ground themselves. The soldiers stole their gold and raped the three women, one of which was killed. Here, five months after, she still suffers from the sexual assault. She bleeds irregularly from the abdomen and feels a strong pain in her stomach. Unlike many other victims, her husband stayed with her after the rape. He supported her to seek medical treatment at the hospital. Dr Denis Mukwege, the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in 2018.

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Mads Nissen/Berlingske
City
Bukavu
Country
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
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4384 x 3285 pixels
37.12 x 27.81 cm (300 dpi)
14.61 x 10.95 inch (300 dpi)
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