After a mass government endorsed massacre on September 28 in Guinea, Africa, the West African Bloc has called for civilian rule, as the vice president assumed power over the country after a failed assassination attempt on President Moussa Dadis Camara last Thursda
Most of us cannot fathom what it is like to live with violence or political strife. We are governed by laws, morals and democratic rights that afford us the protection we require during times of crisis and upheaval. Though our rape statistics in North America continue to go under-reported, rape as an act of war is heavily prevalent in many regions of the world, especially Africa.
For the past ten months I have dedicated countless hours of my time researching the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that has been shaking up the country (especially its women) for over a decade now. I was first drawn to this subject through this year’s campaign of VDay, an organization that works to end the violence against women around the globe. It was founded by Eve Ensler, who wrote the “Vagina Monogogues” and I participated in this year’s events by directing another one of Mrs. Ensler’s plays entitled “Any One Of Us: Words from Prison” that talks about the violence female prisoners have to encounter.