48 Women Raped Every Hour In The Congo

The African nation of Congo has been called the worst place on earth to be a woman.  The study suggest these results could be half the actual rate give face-to-face interviews were used.

Congo, a nation of 70 million people that is equal in size to Western Europe, has been plagued by decades of war. Its vast forests are rife with militias that have systematically used rape to destroy communities. But the Congo is not alone.

More than one in three South African men admit to having committed rape. More than 51 percent of the 511 women interviewed said they'd experienced violence from men, and 78 percent of men said they'd committed violence against women.

Worldwide, rape by country may surprise, though the leading nation for rape is South Africa, the next four countries with rape rates of nearly 1 in 1,000 are Seychelles, Australia, Montserrat, Canada, and Jamaica.

These sad statistics regarding violence against women, including rape, are tragic.  Nearly 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced such violence. Why are women reluctant to protect themselves with realistic, disabling counter-measures such as tasers, and guns?