Jolie, Eastern DR Congo Rape Victim.' Sexual violence and rape are common tactics for militia groups and government soldiers operating in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; where over 40,000 women are estimated to have been raped during the last ten years of conflict. Jolie, 31, was tortured and raped by 6 soldiers of an unknown militia in October 2007 while her 5 children watched. After confiding in her husband, he left her. Ten months later, she is receiving treatment.