Freedom from Abuse
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been described as the “Rape Capital of the World.” The prevalence and intensity of rape, among other forms of sexual violence, is the highest in the world.
Aleper’s Journey with Lorukumo
Although poverty has declined nationwide, Karamoja, a semi-arid region, remains mired in poverty due to a lack of employable skills among youth, restricted market access, access to clean water, and an exceedingly high dependency ratio (141% compared to 94% nationally.
Torture: the infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering for a purpose, such as extracting information, coercing a confession, or inflicting punishment.