The Violence Beneath the Violence

Anna Husarska, a senior policy advisor at the International Rescue Committee, wrote "The Hidden Wounds of Congo’s Wars" in the Dispatches section of Slate, posted on 4 Jan 08. I’m sure I’ve read somewhere that she’s a former colleague/friend of Samantha Power’s (who’s written something on Iraq in The New Yorker that I’ve yet to get to), both old Bosnia hands, but that’s neither here nor there. Nothing uplifting in Husarka’s piece, only that in Congo, as if things aren’t bad enough, "The invisible side of the war in northeast Congo is the most painful one: a virtual epidemic of rape, and – if it is possible – worse forms of sexual assault…"

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