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Many women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suffered horrific sexual violence.

These nine brave women have told their stories because they know there are kind people in Scotland who will listen and take action to stop sexual violence. By sharing their experiences, they hope to help the thousands of women and girls in DR Congo who have survived sexual violence but haven't yet received the help they need.

Please read their stories and hear their cry. 

Angela

Angela's home was attacked by rebels. Her husband was shot dead, and she was raped by nine men in front of her children.

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Sylvia

Sylvia was abducted by rebels at gunpoint. She was held captive for four years and witnessed terrible atrocities.

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Lisa

Lisa is terrified that she will be kidnapped as superstition says bones of albinos have supernatural powers.

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Kitty

Kitty was captured by rebel soldiers and witnessed unimaginable horrors as a prisoner. Now, she is rebuilding her life.

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Pauline

After Pauline's husband was killed and she was sexually assaulted, she is putting the pieces of her life back together.

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Bernadette

When armed rebels attacked Bernadette's village they committed terrible acts upon the people they captured.

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Joyce

Joyce and her husband have always been poor. Rebels attacked their village and stole what little they had.

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Joan

Each day, Joan lives in fear because of traumatic events she has suffered in the past.

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Iris

Iris was betrayed by a friend which resulted in her being drugged, raped, and left for dead.

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