Analysis: New laws have little impact on sexual violence in DRC

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2011/06/07
Five years after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) revised its laws against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), these crimes continue to go unpunished because of judicial inaction and a legal culture at odds with the changes. The laws, ignored and misinterpreted, have left escalating numbers of sexual violence survivors unprotected, and perpetrators free to violate again. Read more at IRIN Global
Relates to Democratic Republic of Congo
Sectors: Violence Against Women, Gender Discrimination
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