what to think
This is the sort of public awareness campaign you have to do when rape becomes normal.
These billboards are all over Goma now. These and another one that features men going after a school girl. Painted on the compound walls, everywhere in the city, where it's hard to miss the message.
It's very disconcerting.
My copy of Lumo arrived in the mail this week. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. It's not the sort of movie you invite friends over to watch on a Friday night. But it seemed important to have a copy around.
One of Lumo's friends, a woman whose name I think is Angela, is on the front cover of the DVD case.
I know her. She used to ask me for money almost every day. I used to wonder what she did to get money when I didn't give her any.
Given the dramatic increase in violence in North Kivu these last few weeks, there's no question that hundreds, maybe thousands more women and girls are being attacked by the various armed forces operating near their homes.
It's just hard to know what to think.