Preventing Rape in the Congo Fights Deforestation—Here’s How
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Tackling sexual violence against women in the Congo is a direct way to fight deforestation. . Let me explain: Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, second only to that of the Amazon Basin. Both of these rainforests combined make up what is known as the ‘lungs of the planet’; the Amazon being the right, Congo the left. . We all may be carrying a piece of Congo around in our pockets.