The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.
This year the cords are strong, and many days after Samhain I can still feel the ancestors' timeless spirits very near, vibrating and creating sweet light and wide perspective for me as I navigate the roughs and shallows of this complex and finite life.
For every Syrian who escaped the civil war in his or her homeland by crossing international borders, there are three more displaced within the country. They are part of a growing population of refugees that are often without international support: the internally displaced.
Ming Holden makes her book debut with her non-fiction novella, The Survival Girls, based on her work with Congolese refugee women who are survivors of gender-based violence. Ming's work is proof of what fresh energy can bring to a development project.
The NGO field, with its lower pay, risky travel and odd hours, needs committed and passionate individuals willing to make a career out of it, and one of the most promising demographics we can find that in is the millennials.
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?
By Wasima Khan, PhD Candidate in Corporate Law, Erasmus University - Rotterdam With the acquisition of conflict minerals for their manufacturing, the...
Over the past two weeks, I had the privilege of spending additional time in New York with Dr. Mukwege, who is not only my personal hero, but also a dear friend, colleague, and partner of Physicians for Human Rights.
Dr. Denis Mukwege is a noble man forging a path towards peace in Congo. If the fates see fit, he may also be a Nobel man.
Some European states are still not willing to see the writing on the wall. A change in mentality is happening very slowly at the expense of people such as Minister Kyenge. She is actively involved in Italy's progress and preparation for future challenges that will include migration to the country.
Many victims face rejection by their own communities and even by their closest relatives. Some scars, the ones on the heart and the soul, can be hidden. Others cannot.
In October, 2008, as part of an internship, I traveled to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An orphan I spoke to said the most important people in his life were those who helped. When I asked him who helped, he said no one.
The subjects that Girl Be Heard have explored are wide-ranging. Race, sexual orientation, body image, drugs and alcohol, suicide, trafficking, child marriage and physical abuse are all themes on the agenda.
Congo's repeated history of violence, including rapes and other atrocities committed against civilian populations, with little to no prosecution and conviction, has encouraged a system of retribution and resorting to violence.
Today's political parties will meet this week in Congo's capital Kinshasa to discuss how they can bring unity to a country wracked by instability since its birth.