In a single horrific day Cecile Kanku’s* life changed forever. As she tended to her garden in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of men grabbed her, raped her, and left her for dead on the side of the road. That same day, Cecile’s husband was killed.
After a month in the hospital, Cecile was told she was pregnant. Soon, she heard that her attackers wanted to kill her. She had no choice but to leave. “When I learned the men were looking to kill me, I ran away,” she says.