Ruth Omar – Media Challenge Winner, DRC

Ruth Omar is one of the ten winners for Media Competition: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ for her documentary on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, published by BBC Sounds on the 4th October 2022.

More than a decade after the UN raised the alarm on the scale of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sexual violence remains a persistent issue. Congolese journalist Ruth Omar investigates the complex issues that continue to feed the problem, and meets local activists fighting for change.

And in the end, when there’s nothing left, they rape you, because women’s bodies are seen as a product to be looted” – Survivor of sexual violence in DRC.

To listen to the full documentary, please visit here.