Steps to Justice: How the United States is Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

This piece is written by Ambassador Russell and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield.State Department staff stand with lawyers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2014.After being violently raped by her neighbor in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Marie* didn't think she had many options. She was only 14 years old, and the rapist was a powerful person who would likely be immune from...

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