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The Violence Continues

I saw a series of articles from the NYT today. Warning, there are no photographs, but the articles deal with mass rapes.

Here is the first, from earlier this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/world/africa/24congo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

And the second from today: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/africa/26congo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

War and violence have been such a part of the lives of families in this part of the world, building a strong foundation seems impossible. My heart aches for these women and their families who continue to be terrorized.

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the BirthingNaturally.net website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas, childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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