Forget the easy hype about Congo as the “rape capital” of the world. Every conflict is different and must be respected.
The real horror of rape in Congo is NOT that it is directed by an outside intelligence (as a weapon of war) – but that it is so banal, senseless – yet on a monumental scale.
This woman had been raped repeatedly hours before. As had happened months ago. She was brought to us only because we happened to be there to set up a disarmament base.
Matthew, a disarmament officer, adjusts his mission to bring her back for medical care.