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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.

The Plight of Congolese Refugees in Uganda

Cindy McCain | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Cindy McCain

Fighting in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is raging, and once again it's the women and children who bear the brunt of the conflict. And once again, refugees are walking night and day in search of safety, food and shelter.


Eve Ensler | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

I Am Over: A world that could allow, has allowed, continues to allow 400 thousand women, 23,00 women, or one woman to be raped anywhere, anytime of any day in the Congo.

Kristof Visits Congo, Promotes 'Run For Congo Women' Campaign

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2005, Lisa Shannon watched an episode on The Oprah Winfrey Show that changed her life. The episode was about women in eastern Congo, about a war th...

The Four Months Since Hillary

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

Since Secretary Clinton's wildly publicized and celebrated visit to Congo in August, the war has raged on and taken its toll.

'Congo Chic': A Hint Of Glamour In The Shadow Of War (VIDEO)

Global Post | Finbarr O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EASTERN CONGO -- The Democratic Republic of Congo is notorious for its war, brutality and misery. Less known is the beauty and humanity that still shi...

A Women's Rights Advocate in the Midst of Bloodshed -- Her Path to Asylum

Nina Boyajian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nina Boyajian

In the DRC, women are still considered second-class citizens, and are themselves punished (by their families and communities) for the rape and other sexual abuse to which they are subjected.