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.
In the midst of overwhelming crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where thousands of women have been sexually attacked, aid groups and grassroots organizations are trying to help women recover and rebuild their lives.
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.