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Denis Mukwege

Honoring International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Dr Denis Mukwege | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Dr Denis Mukwege

As can be attested by the tens of thousands of women and girls worldwide who have received surgical repairs for devastating conditions like fistula, it is utterly impossible to transform the lives of women without access to essential reproductive health services.

Why Women Are the Moralist's Favorite Scapegoat

Diane Ducret | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Diane Ducret

Today, in France, whenever I hear certain right-wing moralists denounce the "feminization" of our society, I realize that we are once again going through one of these periods of instability when the female sex becomes an object of political tension.

Dr. Mukwege of DR Congo Wins Two Peace Awards

Barbara Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
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.

Denis Mukwege: Do Not Stand Idly By

Kate Grant | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

Dr. Denis Mukwege has devoted his life to treating the raped and wounded in the long running war in the Congo. Our foundation funds work done by Denis and his team to treat women with fistula, a condition that can leave women incontinent.

Rebecca Carroll

WATCH: Congolese Doctor Honored For Work With Wartime Rape Survivors | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices

The civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been raging for over 10 years and has left in its wake a horrific trail of human destruction, wi...

A Report from Women in the World: Stories and Solutions Summit - Part 1

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

At the Daily Beast's "Women in the World" conference last weekend the theme repeated and over was that "women's rights may exist on the books and in the law, but not on the street."

As A Dark Year Ends, Remember the Inspirational People of 2009

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

A celebration of the men and women who didn't slump, but realised that the worse the world gets, the harder people of goodwill have to work to put it right.

DRC Chronicles: Being Shunned by Rape

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

The immense courage and strength of victimized Congolese women in speaking out will help bring more awareness to these crimes and change to a region of the world that suffers from the most brutal atrocities of war.

Turning Pain to Power

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marianne Schnall

The stories that come out of the Congo include females being raped by militia men in front of their families and rape victims ranging from as young as six months to as old as 83 years.