The Most Dangerous Place for Women

As part of its Raise Hope for Congo campaign, the Enough Project has released the ten reasons why Eastern Congo is the most dangerous place on earth for women.

The ten reasons include the following –

  1. Predatory security forces
  2. Lawless militias
  3. A culture of impunity
  4. The resource curse
  5. Poverty
  6. A collapsed health care system
  7. Internal displacement
  8. A failing education system
  9. Gender inequality and cultural barriers

Former UN Deputy Force Commander, speaking of Congo –

It is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier right now.

Congolese woman, speaking of her role in society –

My job is to beg.                                                                                                  

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