No Women's Land
The rape of women has become a powerful weapon. According to MSF, 90% of rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo are committed by men wearing uniform. "
The UN military mission in the country (MONUC), the largest UN contingent that has been sent to a war-torn country, has completed a mandate of 10 years in Congo.
Since early this year MONUC started giving military support to Congolese army, more than 7,000 women and girls have been raped and more than 1,000 civilians have died, according to Oxfam. The same statistics show that for every demobilized member of the FDLR, one civilian is killed, 7 women are raped and 900 people are displaced.