One in three Native American or Alaska Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Most do not seek justice because they know they will be met with inaction or indifference.
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Maryam Al-Khawaja was released on bail on 18 September. Her trial before the High Criminal Court has been scheduled for 1 October on a charge of “assaulting police officers”.
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With among the highest rates of maternal mortality, poverty, poor education and wartime violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo ranks dead last for mothers.