A special series reported by Jeb Sharp and edited by Jennifer Goren. Winner of the 2009 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.

Conflict & Justice

Part V: The UN Security Council tackles the issue

Rape has long been seen as a by-product of war, rather than a tactic used to terrorize populations and control territory. Now the UN Security Council is set to change that. Tomorrow the Council is expected to label rape a weapon of war and a threat to peace and stability. Advocates say the move is long overdue.

Conflict & Justice

Part I: Healing the victims

The scope of tragedy in eastern Congo defies comprehension. A war in the African country killed four-million people between 1998 and 2003 and one of the most gruesome features of the conflicts is the widespread use of rape as a weapon. The World's Jeb Sharp reports from Bukavu, in Congo's South Kivu Province.

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