International groups have been struggling for years to get action from countries on the epidemic of rape in Africa. There are now reports of a premeditated mass rape of an entire village by Hutu rebels, who gang raped roughly 200 women and girls as well as two baby boys.
The mass rape occurred only 20 miles from a U.N. peacekeeping base in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Eastern Congo is called the “rape capital of the world.”
In this case, as many as 400 men cut off the village of Ruvungi, but promised that they just wanted food and rest. They then systemically gang raped the women and boys.
The culprits are Hutu rebels with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR.