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Grace Under Fire

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Part of "Life on the Edge" series. North Kivu, in the eastern corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been described as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Since 1998, as the Congolese army has battled against a number of rebel militias, 5.5 million civilians have been killed and more than half a million women raped in the country. It is estimated that the conflict is now bloodier than any since World War II. Follows Dr. Grace Kodindo, a leading advocate of reproductive health care and rights, as she explores what help is available for the people affected by the fighting. Do the women in North Kivu have access to the emergency services, health care, and specialist drugs they need? Grace talks to doctors, nurses, and ordinary people to find answers.

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