Teach 4200 women in the Congo (DRC) basic literacy

Aug 12, 2009

Zainab Salbi Discusses Rape in Congo with Jim Lehrer of PBS: The News Hour

On Tuesday, August 11, Women for Women International Founder and CEO Zainab Salbi sat down to speak with Jim Lehrer of PBS: The News Hour about the realities facing women living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

She spoke about the daily struggles faced by Congolese women, saying that "In Congo, we have hundreds of thousands of women who are taken as sexual slaves, where they are raped as frequently as possible by rebel and soldiers and where they are forced to clean and cook and carry their ammunition and food for free, or as a slave."

To read more about Salbi's analysis of Congo and to read how she envisions the way forward, please enjoy the following link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/july-dec09/congo2_08-11.html


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