In pictures: Congolese women march against violence

October 19th, 2010 by Alun McDonald Posted in DR Congo, Photos, Women's rights
Photo: Pierre Peron/Oxfam

Presidential Guard soldier with a man dressed in drag

Oxfam staff and partners joined thousands of women and took to the streets of Bukavu, South Kivu, for the World Women’s March this weekend (Marche Mondiale de la Femme).

The march was organised to draw attention to the horrific levels of rape and violence against women in eastern DR Congo’s ongoing conflict.

Women’s rights activists, rape survivors and communities from across the region took part, hoping to challenge the stigma faced by rape victims. They were joined by women from around the world, the DRC’s First Lady, and female soldiers from the FARDC, the Congolese army.

You can read more about it on BBC, Al Jazeera, and watch film footage on CNN.

Oxfam’s Pierre Peron took some photos:

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  2. By Anita Kattakuzhy on Oct 20, 2010

    Amazing pictures for an amazing event. Thanks for sharing.

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