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BUKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - OCTOBER 31: Women and a girl wait to be attended to on October 31, 2007 outside a clinic in rural Bushushu, DRC. Many of the women visiting the clinic has been raped and abused by rebels and government soldiers. Today a Doctor and a nurse visit from Panzi hospital in Bukavu to interview and refer woman, if needed. The DRC conflict has seen an unprecedented high rate of rape and sexual abuse of women. The culprits are both different rebel groups and government soldiers and very few are punished. About 27,000 sexual assaults were reported in South Kivu province alone in 2006, according to the United Nations. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson).