A sexual violence counselor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image by Michael Kavanagh. Congo, 2008.

One of the worst places in the world to be a woman is the Democratic Republic of Congo. That's where reporter Michael Kavanagh tells us in a Reporter's Notebook about meeting a woman under rather strange circumstances. She jumped in his car out of a desperate desire to escape a life of war, rape, and risk to herself and her baby.