These women are bringing some peace to war-stricken Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, activists terrorized by conflict for decades are stepping in to try to break the cycle of violence.

Liberata Buratwa, who has been running a network of women peace activists for decades, speaks to people displaced by a rebel offensive in Rutshuru, a town in the North Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ongoing clashes have killed more people than any conflict since World War II. “I have been working for peace since I was very young,” Buratwa says. In 2008, at the height of a spate of massacres, she led a delegation of women to meet with the leader of the feared rebel group known by the acronym CNDP. “We told him, 'my son, rebellion will lead you nowhere, the bush is for the animals, not for the people.'" 

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