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SUMMARY

This powerful videoclip gives rare insight into the motivations and justifications for rape by armed militia in the DR Congo. The interviewees are fighters in a Mai Mai militia. The Mai Mai were initially community-based groups that formed during the Second Congo War for village self-defence.  (The men’s belief in magic reflects their local culture and is not shared by all militias across the Congo.)  3:59 min.

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VIDEO CLIP Why We Rape  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZIK9Ce0yM

By: Lisa Jackson
Excerpt from “The Greatest Silence” Documentary. 2008.

LEARN MORE

BBC.

Rape in Congo devastates male victims. Voice of America.

Report: Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC. US Institute of Peace.

Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines. The Guardian.

Poster Campaign Against Sexual Violence. Search for Common Ground.

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