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Congo Rape Weapon of War

Dr. Mukwege of DR Congo Wins Two Peace Awards

Barbara Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Barbara Becker

Dr. Mukwege founded Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC, in 1998, originally as a clinic for gynecological and obstetric care. Since its inception, however, he and his colleagues have treated about 40,000 women and girls victimized in brutal sexual attacks, often at the hands of soldiers and armed rebels.

The Day Women of the Congo Seized Control of the Internet

Jensine Larsen | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

If there is to be any hope for the future of the Congo, the world must wake up and listen to these women who have broken through suffocating radio silence to have discovered not only their voices, but the means of transmission.

A Glimmer of Hope for the Women in Congo

Margot Wallström | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Margot Wallström

Women are not considered to have much value in a society where sexual violence is the norm and justice for perpetrators is the exception. A young woman explained to me that in eastern Congo, "A dead rat is worth more than the body of a woman."

One Billion Rising

Eve Ensler | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Eve Ensler

Today 1 out of 3 women in the world, more than 1 billion women, will be raped or beaten. As economies collapse, we become targets. We become commodities, sold in many places for less than a cell phone.

Wealth of a Nation

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

Ethically sourced, responsibly produced and market ready energy and commodities will strengthen us as a people and ultimately, our rival China, will be made better as well.

One Remote Village, 4 Days, 250 Rapes

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

I remember the sick feeling in my stomach as I read the e-mail from our medical coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ten Radical Acts for Congo in the New Year

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eve Ensler

Having just been in the Congo for the last month, it is evident that the more than 12-year economic war in the Democratic Republic of Congo rages on. Almost 6 million dead. Here's what we do about it.

Kimya II: A Newer, More Quiet Raping in the Congo

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eve Ensler

UN peacekeepers in the Congo are not passively standing by and watching the massacres, they are actually supporting the perpetrators.

On Mother's Day: A Message of Hope and Survival

Rachel Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Brown

We need to recognize that the respect accorded to our mothers is compromised by the suffering of mothers in places like Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo: Rape As A Weapon Of War

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

War has raged through the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade -- it has been called the deadliest conflict since World War II. The Un...