Women hostages- a photograph of two women being held as hostages, guarded by a member of the Force Publique. Women were often held as hostages to force their husbands to meet rubber quotas.


  1. What seems to be happening in this photo?
  2. What purpose might this photo serve (for the photographer)?
  3. Describe the similarities between this photo and the previous one.
  4. Do you think we’ll ever know what the man and the women in this picture were thinking? Why or why not?
  5. Create a story about this photo; how did this situation come to pass?
  6. How are the values of the society pictured different from your values? Explain.