DAKAR, Senegal – The central African nation of Congo has been called the worst place on earth to be a woman. A new study released Wednesday by the American Journal of Public Health shows it’s even worse than previously thought: 1,152 women are raped every day, a rate equal to 48 per hour.
That rate is 26 times more than the previous estimate of 16,000 rapes reported in one year by the United Nations.
Michelle Hindin, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health who specializes in gender-based violence, said the rate could be even higher. The source of the data, she noted, is a survey that was conducted through face-to-face interviews, and people are not always forthcoming about the violence they have suffered when talking to strangers.
“The numbers are astounding,” she said.
Congo — a nation of 70 million people that is equal in size to Western Europe — has been plagued by decades of war. Its vast forests are rife with militias that have systematically used rape to destroy communities.
The study found that 29 Congolese women out of 1,000 were raped. That means that even in the parts of Congo that are least affected by the war, a woman is 58 times more likely to be raped than a woman in the United States, where the annual rate is 0.5 per 1,000 women.
Source: Yahoo News
Where has mankind’s basic decency for other humans have gone? To be a woman, or child and to have to live in conditions like this is appalling.
We are living in the end times, where just as Jesus said perilous times will come and get worse.
2 Timothy 3:1
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
Those that choose to do heinous crimes like this, have chosen to follow the devil, the god of this world. But they forget or choose to ignore that Our King Jesus Christ comes very soon, and every knee shall bow and confess to God.
It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'”
Read the verse again. Do you understand that the crimes you commit, the sinful way you live, and the destruction, anger, cursing you cause…do you understand that judgment is coming, and you shall be held accountable.
Repent now. There is still time. Trust me, the Word of God is the complete truth, the sole truth.
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Jesus said then the kingdom of heaven is near. Now imagine how even nearer we are.
Written by: Gloria