I recently read the article, "New study shows four women raped every 5 minutes in the DRC." I was truly shocked by the way women were treated in Democratic Republic of the Congo ()DRC). I think that the law system and police system do not provide enough security to the citizens, especially to the women.
I think this is a severe issue that should be addressed by UN as soon as possible. The frequent sexual towards women will soon lead to a higher rate of crime, a rapid spread of Sexual transmitted diseases(STD) and a potential thread to younger teenage girls. Congo government should invest more time and money on this matter, in order to create a healthy living environment for the women in DRC.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided suggestions on ways to prevent and end sexual violence,
- Call the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence.
Support a friend or family member who may be in an abusive relationship.
Volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter or another organization helping survivors or working to prevent violence.
Raise your children to respect others. Teach your children to respect others and to treat others as they would like to be treated. Lead by example.
Protect yourself. Take a self-defense class.
Become an activist. Participate in a Take Back the Night march, a yearly march held in most major cities to raise awareness about violence against women. Or tell your congressional representatives that you expect their support for the funding of domestic violence survivor services and prevention programs.