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Women in Congo Face Violence, Desperation

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Women in Congo Face Violence, Desperation

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Women in Congo Face Violence, Desperation

Women in Congo Face Violence, Desperation

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Fighting in the Eastern Congo has made life particularly hard for women, who must feed, clean and shelter their families despite being forced from their homes. Humanitarian agencies say many women also face a high risk of rape by rebel soldiers. And some girls turn to prostitution to escape poverty brought on by the civil war. Hear NPR's Jason Beaubien.