Mukwege Speaks at Stop Rape Campaign at UN

Dr. Mukwege spoke at the Stop Rape Campaign event at the UN today. Here are some of his quotes. These are strong words given that DRC President Kabila is also in town at the Waldorf-Astoria. Kabila will address the UN tomorrow.

“I would have loved to say I’m honoured to represent my country – but I can’t.”

“How can one be proud of a country…with more than 500,000 of its girls raped?”

“Congolese women need protection as do all women on our planet.”

“We can no longer hide behind the ‘complexity’ of the problem in the DRC – we need political will to STOP it.”

“What civilization has achieved is moving backwards as we see new barbaric acts in DRC & Syria & deafening silence of the world.”

“….it is political will. We need increased courage. We do not need any more proof, we need urgent action.”

President Kabila, are you listening?

About Lee Ann De Reus

Executive Director, DV LEAP; Co-founder, Panzi Foundation USA
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