Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
This 56-page report documents persistent sexual violence by the army, and the limited impact of government and donor efforts to address the problem. The report looks closely at the conduct of the army's 14th brigade as an example of the wider problem of sexual violence by soldiers. The brigade has been implicated in many acts of sexual violence in North and South Kivu provinces, often in the context of massive looting and other attacks on civilians. Despite ample information about the situation, military, political, and judicial authorities have failed to take decisive action to prevent rape.
- Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone
- Map of North and South Kivu
- I. Sexual Violence in Congo
- II. Sexual Violence by the Congolese Army
- III. The Case of the 14th Brigade
- IV. Limited Impact: International and Government Efforts to End Sexual Violence by the Congolese Army