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Democratic Republic of Congo Genocide and Rape

By Vivi Nguyen and Taylor Brugato
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Children of the Democratic Republic of Congo Genocide
LRA victimL
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Genocide and Rape of Civilians (Civil War)
1994-Present
By: Taylor Brugato and Vivi Nguyen

WHAT It is:

Not much is being done to help...
Funds for hospitals
UN trying to help
17,000 peace-keepers
people being charged with war crimes

ATTEMPTS To Help
Classification
- Natives of Congo classified as victims

Symbolization
- wearing worn down clothing

Dehumanization
- The refugees were disfigured by getting their limbs cut off and cut scars on their skins

Organization
- many planned mass killings
8 STAGES Of Genocide
DRC is known as the rape capital of the world.
100's of 1000's of women been raped by armed soldiers
Over 1,000 women are raped daily
Over 2 million people taken from their homes
10's of 100's are without caring assistance.
RAPE
Adetunji, Jo. "Forty-eight Women Raped Every Hour in Congo, Study Finds." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 13 May 2011. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"Crimesof War." Crimes of War – Two Sides to Every Story: Congo and the Rwandan Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"Decades after Genocide, Congo Struggles to Dislodge Rwanda Rebels." Genocide Watch. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
"Democratic Republic of Congo." Democratic Republic of Congo. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"Democratic Republic of Congo." Women Under Siege Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide." Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.
"D.R. Congo | United to End Genocide." United to End Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
"GENOCIDE STUDIES MEDIA FILE." : May 2011. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"Genocide Watch." Genocide Watch. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"Google." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
"Jean Chung Photography - Photographer in South Korea." Jean Chung Photography - Photographer in South Korea. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
"United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)." UN News Center. UN, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
Congo struggles to dislodge Rwanda rebels
Congolese victims
Militiamen of Rwanda/Congo killed Hutu men, women, children
The raping consisted mainly of women, children and the elderly
Also captured and turned into slaves to kill others by the LRA

Who Were The TARGETS?
Security Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)
They were responsible for protecting the civilians, halt the attacks, and help with reconstruction.
Community's RESPONSE?
Rwandan militia group and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.
Congolese army, Mobutu Sese Seko (President of DRC), and the United Nations MONUC.
Who Was INVOLVED?
Little salvation for victims
Lack of importance to US Media
Conflict assumed little can be done to resolve
Blackout
Tragedy ignored by world powers and international media
SOCIETY
SIMILARITIES And DIFFERENCES
Rape victims
MONUC
Rwandan refugees captured in DRC.
A woman named Kahindo, 20, sits at home with her two children, born of rape in North Kivu, eastern Congo.
Works Cited
DRC part of violence killing 5.4 million people
Involved in foreign armies and investors
Destroying infrastructure, psychological & physical damage, violates human rights
Rape a weapon of war
WHEN It Is:
Violence started in 1994.
Refugee in DRC led to first Congo War in 1996.
Second Congo War (African World War) in 1998.
After war was over in 2003, eastern Congo is unstable.
conflict left thousand civilians dead
WHERE It Is:
DRC known as Zaire, located in Central Africa
Bordered by Central African Republic and Sudan
DRC is 905,000 square miles with population of 63 million people.

HOW It Is:
Estimate of 5,400,000 people died
About 45,000 more die each month
Deaths came from disease and famine
1/2 of children under 5
Massive suffering and death from fighting
Weapon bearers killed many and destroyed property
Rape is the worst in Congo
FDLR
Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.
Democratic Republic of Congo
LRA victim
Lord’s Resistance Army , kidnap children, force to kill innocent victims, and enslave young girls as concubines.
How Was It EXECUTED?
Till this day DRC civilians are still being murdered and Rape.
How Did The Genocide END?
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Genocide Watch.)
(Genocide Watch.)
(United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).)
(D.R. Congo | United to End Genocide.)
(Google.)
(Adetunji, Jo.)
A 22 year old victim of sexual violence, she got burnt marks on her arms from the arson of FDLR rebel groups in Katoyi village of Masisi and was raped afterwards.
(Crimesof War.)
(Jean Chung Photography - Photographer in South Korea.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(GENOCIDE STUDIES MEDIA FILE.)
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
(Democratic Republic of Congo.)
(Jean Chung Photography - Photographer in South Korea.)
Rwanda Genocide
Similarities
DRC Genocide
Democratic Republic of Congo
Murder of Hutus by Rwandans
Since 1996 – Present
5.4 million and more each day
Rwanda
Murder of Tutsis by Hutus
April 7 – July 15 1994
500,000 –1,000,000 deaths
Rwanda Genocide and The Democratic Republic of Congo Genocide
Context of civil wars
Uganda
Mass Murdering
Rape
Infrastructure
Congo Wars
Refugee throughout regions
(Democratic Republic of the Congo « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide.)
Children victims
(Google.)
Groups of rebel are fighting to take control of DRC in a violent, destructive way.

(D.R. Congo | United to End Genocide.)
(D.R. Congo | United to End Genocide.)
Polarization
- separated by gender and race

Preparation
- list of cities to invade

Extermination- Currently, DRC is at this stage, mass murder and rape

Denial
- Congo leaders and military officers denies what is happening
Mobutu Sese Seko

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