Women are often the canary in the coal mine of modern warfare. In the DRC and across the globe, war and conflict disproportionately impact women.
I happen to know something about Congo, Rwanda and Kivu, a province on the Eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has become th...
If the war in Congo accelerates again, resulting in still more deaths added to the five million dead so far, the responsibility will fall on those who fail to act now, just as they had failed to act in 1994 to stop the genocide in Rwanda.
You don't have to be a woman to participate in this campaign. All you need is a voice and a conscience.
This is the first time since 2004, at the height of Congo's conflict, that rebels have occupied the city of Goma. A week has gone by, but the U.S. media and government have barely acknowledged this escalating crisis.
I felt that helpless feeling wash over me. I felt the weight of an ocean and miles of separation. Before I looked at a screen, I did something I haven't done for a while. I slipped out of my bed and got down on my knees.
While the UN "peacekeepers" may have kept the peace in Goma by basically getting out of the way of the marauding rebel forces, this did not spare the civilians who have suffered so much already from the carnage and chaos in the besieged region.
A rebel militia captured Goma, the main city in resource-rich Eastern Congo, with little resistance from the Congolese army or U.N. peacekeepers. Reports indicate the rebels are pillaging and raping as scores of people flee from their homes.
The fall of Goma may prove a defining moment, for both the Congolese government and for the gulf between the actions and the words of the international community in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own gover...
Communities in Masisi district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been displaced on a daily basis and at least 18 have been murdered, caught between attacks by opposing rebel groups. The UN peacekeeping forces (MONUSCO) and the Congolese army must intervene to protect the civilian population.
Through its Imagine No Malaria initiative, The United Methodist Church has distributed more than a million bed nets in half a dozen countries in Africa. The program is successful because it relies on trusted faith networks and local community leaders to engage the beneficiaries.
In Congo's patriarchal culture, rape has become normalized. Boys are taught that being a man means they have dominion over women. Laws that should protect vulnerable Congolese girls and women are not enforced, yet victims are ostracized.
Around 7 p.m. (WAT) on October 25, 2012, four armed men entered the home of Dr. Denis Mukwege in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, according to so...
Justin was only 13 when soldiers descended on his remote village in the Congo. His last most vivid memory of his family was being separated from them as his father yelled for Justin to run and not look back while his neighbors were attacked.
On Friday, the Obama administration reiterated that ending the use of child soldiers is a priority for the U.S. In Congo, the U.S. has found a way to balance its national security interests with the interests of children. In other countries, it should do the same.