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Congo Sexual Violence

No Justice. No Truth. No Reparations.

Widney Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Widney Brown

There is no excuse for courts to fail the victims of sexual violence. As Physicians for Human Rights has demonstrated in its work in eastern Congo, doctors, nurses, police investigators, prosecutors, and judges can work together to support evidence-based prosecutions for crimes of sexual violence. The ICC should know better. The ICC should do better.

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Acknowledging the Issue Is not Enough

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

What has been done with regards to research and innovation, particularly on a college campus, especially within the academic circles of scientists, engineers and architects?

Final Thoughts: And a Last Word

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

We have spent a week in Congo and my head is spinning. We visited 11 different programs and met with and talked to hundreds of people. Here are a few of my thoughts as we begin the two-day journey to come home

Recharging Your Batteries in the DRC

Diane Kabat | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Diane Kabat

Another woman explains how having access to protein has improved the nutrition for her small children and how she is able to provide her family with better and more plentiful vegetables because of animal by-product use.

DRC: When and How Will This All End?

CARE | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

She feels pain everywhere, she says, in her abdomen, her back. But she hopes that once she receives some medication, she would feel better.

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."

Women and Men in Partnership: Eradicating Gender Violence

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

More of our conversations in the media, in our communities, in our spiritual centers, in our schools, and in our homes need to be about how we as women and men, girls and boys, truly feel about each other. Do we respect each other? Why? Why not?

Engaging Men in the Effort to End Violence Against Women

Search for Common Ground | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

As more women in developing nations are empowered to promote their own advancement and security, NGOs can't forget those who have the power to instantly change the treatment of women -- men.

Congo's Forgotten Sexual Genocide

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Joseph K. Grieboski

The people of Congo's prolonged and constant exposure to the heinous act has normalized the crime. Rape is now used as a simple assertion of authority and control.

Cindy McCain Teams Up With Ben Affleck In The Congo

Posted 09.20.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Cindy McCain is teaming up with actor Ben Affleck to try to bring more attention to violence against women in Congo, as well a...