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Riz Khan
Caught in the crossfire in Congo
Riz speaks to author Eve Ensler about her campaign to stop violence against women.
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2008 09:28 GMT

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The sharp escalation of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced 250,000 people over the past three months alone.

And despite the fact that the Central African nation has the world's largest UN peacekeeping mission, with about 17,000 troops, there is no end in sight to the fighting.

There is no protection for civilians, and thousands of women and girls have been systematically raped.

Riz spoke to Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues, who has spent a lot of time in DR Congo in her capacity as founder of V-Day, an organisation that works to stop violence against women.

She has been speaking and writing about her experiences, and her reports are chilling.

Source:
Al Jazeera
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