Sunday, November 25, 2012

Women in Congo...Let's do the little we can... Sunday Awarness

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing 
because he could only do a little"
~Edmund Burk

The Greatest Silence: Rape in The Congo (HBO documentary official trailer)

Their faces define pain their spirits reflect hopelessness...  

Tens of thousands of women of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being kidnapped, raped, mutilated, and tortured. Their eyes are with no sparkles, they are blank stares and when a glimpse of emotion appears it is in the form of tears…
The inhumane actions initiated against these women are heart breaking. Where we would rather die than having to face such atrocities, they are left with no choice in their calamities… Where we have “the law” to protect us and (in worst case) to “avenge” us, their culprits are those who are supposed to safeguard them…those who are supposed to uphold the law...
This documentary was taped in 2006, 6 years later the message still stands just as loud and unresolved…the cries are still piercing…the women of Congo only want their voices to be heard, their pain taken into consideration…

Our Voices Matter Congolese Women Demand Justice and Accountability


At the end of the video one of the women says "we are tired of telling our sufferings, our difficulties; as no one cares, we are not taken into account."



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