Weapons of War: February 2011 (04:03)
In the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, approximately 40 women are raped every hour. Masika helps thousands of women. Victims reflect on being raped.
Providing for a Better Life (04:10)
Masika gathers rape victims to work in the field; her center is currently home to 18 women and children. Masika learns about village attacks through a network of volunteers. She shares her story of rape and discusses her decision to help other victims.
Struggling to be Mothers (02:23)
Masika's daughters, Rachel and Yvette, have children born of rape. Rachel describes the attack.
Soldiers Who Rape (04:07)
Armed units of the Congolese National use rape as a weapon of war. A soldier describes attacks and how they make him feel. Masika has been raped three times since opening her rape center; adopting children makes her feel stable.
Feeding Those Who Suffer (04:59)
Masika purchases seeds at the market in Minova. Rape survivors gather in the field to plant beans and maize; the seeds offer hope.
Holistic Approach (03:06)
Masika offers food, shelter, clothing, and counseling to rape survivors. A woman shares her story of rape. Masika's records of rape span more than a decade.
Child of Rape (03:16)
Bushashira, a woman newly arrived at the rape center, does not laugh with the other women. Rachel cares for the children at the center but hates her son Stevie.
Masika's Grandson (03:28)
Stevie views Masika as his mother. He returned from school upset; Rachel yelled at him because a phone battery is missing.
Coming to Terms with Rape: June 2011 (02:18)
Bushashira views the women's center as her home. Masika states that the number of rape cases has increased. Masika rescued an 8-month-old orphaned baby; he needs medical attention.
Masika takes the orphaned baby to the hospital; she will have to stay while he receives treatment. Rachel cares for the 17 children at the center.
Farming as a Group (04:24)
Approximately 2 million women, children, and men have been raped in eastern Congo. The women from the center gather to work in the field; it provides a form of therapy. Rachel's relationship with Stevie is improving.
Rape Survivors: February 2013 (04:24)
Masika's center now has an office and sewing room. In November 2012, Congolese soldiers encamped at Minova. A soldier discusses orders to rape the women; a woman recalls her attack.
Minova, a Garrison Town (01:57)
Soldiers who raped the women at Masika's center are now based a few miles away; all rapists remain free.
War Crimes Trial: February 2014 (02:38)
In Goma, Congolese soldiers are on trial for the rape of over 130 women and children; witnesses receive death threats for testifying. Many women, including Masika, are skeptical justice will be served.
Trial Verdict: May 2014 (02:54)
Only two of the 39 men on trial for rape as a war crime are found guilty; 18 soldiers are found guilty of looting. The rape survivors are angry about the verdict.
Children Born from Rape (02:18)
Children born as a result of rape will face difficulties when they want to marry. Rachel has never told Stevie how he was conceived. Drumming is an escape for Stevie.
Credits: Under the Shadow (00:0-3205)
Credits: Under the Shadow
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