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Underreported: Girl Soldiers in the DRC

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Former Congo militia leader Thomas Lubanga will be brought to trial soon at the International Criminal Court. He's accused of war crimes that include conscripting child many girl soldiers he conscripted were also kept as sex slaves. Bukeni Tete Waruzi, director of AJEDI-Ka/Projet Enfants Soldats in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, talks about these girl soldiers, and what happens to them when they're demobilized and returned to their villages.

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