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Equally recognised is the fact that women are the chief victims of ongoing violence in the DRC: symbolically violated and subject to rape as a “weapon of war”. What is less well recognised are the possible links between these two issues in the Congo and the supply-chain which connects both of these issues to consumers. Are international global consumers complicit in rapes perpetrated in the Congo? Perhaps. Certainly there should be a wider acknowledgement of the role ‘vital’ electronic goods play in the perpetration of sexual violence against women - and in some cases men.
Think Africa Press has spoken with two Congolese activists: Victoria Dove Dimandja, who campaigns with the international anti-colonialism organisation ‘Liberation', and Wemba-koy Okondo, who started Washington-based organisation ‘OkoNGO’.