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A victim of Kebibi's mass rape campaign in the town of Fizi. Her identity has been concealed for security reasons and because rape carries strong social stigma in Congo. With dozens of Kebibi’s soldiers still inside Fizi and numerous militias in the surrounding hills, women live in a constant state of fear. “If we go to the fields, we get raped. If we take our goods to sell in the markets, we get raped. There is danger everywhere for women,” one survivor explained. This image is one of a series of similar portraits of Fizi’s rape victims.

A victim of Kebibi's mass rape campaign in the town of Fizi. Her identity has been concealed for security reasons and because rape carries strong social stigma in Congo. With dozens of Kebibi’s soldiers still inside Fizi and numerous militias in the surrounding hills, women live in a constant state of fear. “If we go to the fields, we get raped. If we take our goods to sell in the markets, we get raped. There is danger everywhere for women,” one survivor explained. This image is one of a series of similar portraits of Fizi’s rape victims.