Africa, DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma, Lake Kivu, Global Fund for Women. Stop violence in schools campaign by the PAIF organization project. Immaculee Birkhaheka, founder of PAIF project. Kisonga Matondo (17 yrs). I am an orphan. My mother died when I was 3 months, my father when I was 8. At age 13 I was raped by my 52-year-old teacher while in secondary school. He put has hand over my mouth and used some kind of drug. When I came to I was covered in blood. I was afraid to tell anyone but I became pregnant--- my first baby is now 4 years old. The school did nothing. One day I accepted a ride from a man who gave me ride in his car because it was raining. He raped me. This baby is my second from a rape. When I became pregnant he took me in but beat me everyday, and I suffered so much. I soon discovered that I was his sixth wife and this was his 8th child so I left when this baby was one month old. I had no one to take care of me until I met with PAIF. PAIF will help me to take my husband to court and sue him but if they lose he will find me and kill me. There is no justice in this country.

Fighting Gender Based violence in the Congo

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Africa, DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma, Lake Kivu, Global Fund for Women. Stop violence in schools campaign by the PAIF organization project. Immaculee Birkhaheka, founder of PAIF project. Kisonga Matondo (17 yrs). I am an orphan. My mother died when I was 3 months, my father when I was 8. At age 13 I was raped by my 52-year-old teacher while in secondary school. He put has hand over my mouth and used some kind of drug. When I came to I was covered in blood. I was afraid to tell...
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  • Date: 3 Oct 2014
  • Location: Goma Lake Kivu Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Filename: AWright_DRC_10265.jpg
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