© Eberhard Riedel, "Heart Full of Shame - Eastern Congo, 2011"

This woman and her husband were working their field when Hutu FDLR (Force Démocratique pour la Libèration de Rwanda) militia criminals attacked, tied her husband to a tree whereupon three soldiers sexually brutalized her. Two weeks later Hutu FDLR came to her home. She was in bed unable to move because of her earlier injuries, and now five soldiers sexually attacked her and stole "all things from the house." She told me, "My heart is full of shame." I was able to arrange admission for her to Panzi Gynecological Hospital in Bukavu, capital of South-Kivu Province, DRC.