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“The raping of women, the holding of women as chattel and slaves is utterly horrific, but it isn’t new.
It’s just an escalation and amplification of what has been going on for many years,” says Eve Ensler, the American playwright and activist.
Mary and her family were members of the Nuer tribe in South Sudan, caught up in a vicious power struggle between the new country’s President Salva Kiir, a member of the Dinka tribe, and his Vice President, Riek Machar, a Nuer.
Their war, fought largely along ethnic lines, has turned the northern part of the country into a wasteland.
As long as rape remains hidden and shameful, recovery is impossible.
As a gynecologist and the medical coordinator for Panzi Hospital’s center for survivors of sexual violence in Bukavu, Dr.
Mary and her family were among the tens of thousands of civilians seeking refuge at a U. peacekeeping base in the northern city of Bentiu when they ran into Kiir’s forces on the road in June 2014.
The 27-year-old recounts what occurred next distantly, as if she were explaining something that happened to someone else.
“It would be a good thing,” says Mukuninwa, “that our suffering here in Congo might be able to help other women somewhere else turn their pain into power, as we are starting to do here.” First, she says, silence must end.
At least 50,000 people have been killed, according to the U.
N., nearly 4 million face famine, and another 2.2 million have fled their homes, recounting tales of civilian slaughter, gratuitous torture and even forced cannibalism.
It can be harmful to the mental, physical, and social health of those suffering from it.
Cheer Up the Lonely Day aims to spread awareness about the damaging effects of loneliness and asks for people to give some of their time to bring happiness and cheer into the lives of those who may be lonely.