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  1. Launch Of SOAWR Website

    Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.

    Monday, December 31, 2007 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 104
  2. Working Towards the Creation of a Women's Rights Research and Documentation Centre for the Great Lakes Region

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 224
  3. Rape in Burundi: Demand Justice Now!

    Rape is widespread throughout Burundi, though many cases remain unprosecuted.

    Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 226
  4. Musaga and Busoro

    A group of 50 women, made up of a Tutsi majority, from the organization Twishakira amahoro ("We want to have pea

    Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 229
  5. Arusha Declaration

    A delegation of Burundian women from different groups, backgrounds and political parties presented at the Arusha Peac

    Wednesday, October 21, 1998 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 233
  6. Women Under Attack

    Women and children have been systematically attacked during Burundi's 10-year conflict Sexual violence has been widel

    Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 235
  7. Urgent Need to Protect Women and Girls From Rape

    The Government of Burundi and the international community should take urgent action to stop widespread sexual violenc

    Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 236
  8. The Women of Birao Tell Their Own Stories

    Since July 2007, the Comité d'Aide Médicale has implemented a psychosocial program that supports people

    Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 237
  9. UN Action, UNICEF & V-Day Campaign Launch: Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource - Power to Women and Girls of the DRC.

    UN Action, under the leadership of UNICEF and with co-sponsor V-Day, launched the Stop Raping our Greatest Resource:

    Friday, November 23, 2007 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 326
  10. VIDEO: From Peace to Politics: Burundian Women Take Charge

    This video depicts how women crossed political parties and ethnic groups to become a unified force.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 386
  11. VIDEO: Women on the Frontline - Democratic Republic of Congo

    Women on the Frontline is a video documentary series, presented by Annie Lennox, that shines a light on violence agai

    Monday, December 31, 2007 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 387
  12. INTERVIEW: Q&A: Pulitzer-winning Playwright Inspired by Congolese Refugee Women

    Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Ruined," tells a powerful and moving story about the suffering

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 392
  13. PODCAST: In Women's Words--Mind over Matter

    IPS Podcast featuring the following reports:

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 393
  14. LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN: Ask your members of Congress to support the International Violence Against Women Act

    In her lifetime, approximately one in three women around the world will suffer violence simply because she is a woman

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 404
  15. BLOG: Congo's Anti-Rape Crusader

    In a society without a word for “rape,” Chouchou Namegabe did the unthinkable—she aired graphic tes

    Monday, June 28, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 418
  16. BLOG: Is Obama Failing Congo?

    The administration launched a $17 million program to fight rape in Congo—but is it effective?

    Monday, June 28, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 419
  17. VIDEO: Crisis in the Congo, Crisis in Sri Lanka, and Why UN WOMEN is a Step Forward

    Monday, July 12, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 433
  18. CAMPAIGN: Protect Human Rights Defender Justine Masika Bihamba

    Human rights defenders working to end violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) do so in the f

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 442
  19. VIDEO: The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

    Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and the inspiration for a 2008 U.N.

    Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 443
  20. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Evaluate Gender and Women's Rights programming at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 444
  21. VIDEO: Women in War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo

    Some wars make headlines; some do not.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 450
  22. STATEMENT: Ending Sexual Violence: Translating Promises into Practice

    A decade since the Security Council first considered the agenda item Women, Peace and Security we are compelled to as

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 467
  23. VIDEO: Every 8 Minutes

    With over 5.5 million killed since 1998, the conflict in the DR Congo is the deadliest since World War II.

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 469
  24. VIDEO: Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan

    Testimonies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Commi

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 470
  25. VIDEO: Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan

    Testimonies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Commi

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 471
  26. STATEMENT: Critical Role of Women in Peace and Security

    Melanne Verveer
    Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

    Monday, July 26, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 474
  27. STATEMENT: Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Situation in the DRC


    Monday, August 23, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 486
  28. UNIFEM to Prep Women Candidates in Lead-Up to 2010 Tanzanian Elections

    In the run-up to Tanzania's general elections 31 October, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM (part

    Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 490
  29. VIDEO: Women@Google: Eve Ensler

    Eve Ensler's newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, was released in book

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 496
  30. BRIEFING: Atul Khare Briefs the Security Council on the Recent Violence in Eastern DRC

    Please see attached PDF for speech transcript.

    Monday, September 6, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 539
  31. ONLINE: SCR 1325 and Rape in the DRC: What Went Wrong?

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 557
  32. SUMMARY: The Role of Women in Peacebuilding and Reconstruction: Lessons from Rwanda, East Timor, and Afghanistan.

    This discussion was on-the-record.

    Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 570
  33. BLOG: Consumer Power: Why We Should Demand Conflict-Free Minerals from the DRC

    The laptop on which I am typing right now is the cause of great guilt.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 593
  34. CALL TO ACTION: Issued by Members of the UN Secretary General's Network of Men Leaders, the Men Engage Alliance and the Athena Network

    Last year the African Union declared this decade, 2010-2020 as the African Women's Decade.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 594
  35. BLOG: A (Broken) Promise to the World's Women

    I recently made my way through the same Central African countryside as I traveled through two years ago with Populati

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 733
  36. PETITION: Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In August, shocking reports emerged that armed groups had systematically attacked villages in the Walikale territory

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 739
  37. Congo: No Stability in Kivu despite Rapprochement with Rwanda: Summary and Recommendations

    The plan to resolve the conflict in the Kivu by emphasising a military solution is failing.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 741
  38. ANALYSIS: You Get What You Pay For, DRC (Part of the 16 Day Campaign)

    What could be done with the approximate $140 Million spent on military expenditures every year in the Democratic R

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 784
  39. INTERVIEW: Being at the Table: Interview with Carolyn McAskie

    Carolyn McAskie had a long and distinguished career with the United Nations, her positions including Assistant Secret

    Friday, December 31, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 844
  40. CONFERENCE FOLLOW UP: 1325+10 Peace Fair's Cyber Dialogue In-Country Statements

    Friday, December 31, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 860
  41. BLOG: The New Women's Movement, From Congo To Davos

    "I follow with my eyes men who are passing by.

    Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 958
  42. CAMPAIGN: Dear Hillary Campaign Join Hands for Congo Washington DC

    Since war broke out in 1998, more than five million people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and t

    Monday, April 25, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 194
  43. CAMPAIGN: Congo Story War, Women and Rape

    Congolese tell the stories of their lives, breaking the silence and bringing the attention of the world to the remote

    Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 206
  44. CAMPAIGN: On World Press Freedom Day Give Women in the Congo a Voice

    In the lawless eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, press freedom means having a voice to speak ou

    Monday, May 2, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 230
  45. STATEMENT: U.S. Strategy to Address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the DRC

    Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) includes the use of rape and se

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 256
  46. Congo Women

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 257
  47. VIDEO: There is a Women's Spring Beginning

    A newly published study in the American Journal of Public Health estimates more than two million women have been rape

    Monday, June 6, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 279
  48. OPINION: Judge Khalida Rashid: A Pakistani to be proud of

    She was a regular girl from Peshawar who grew up to be appointed president of an international tribunal for crimes ag

    Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 282
  49. LAUNCH: End Congo Rape Website

    Forty-eight women are raped every hour in the Congo.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 286
  50. Marianne Schnall Marianne Schnall Writer/Interviewer GET UPDATES FROM Marianne Schnall Like 46 Exclusive Interview With Eve Ensler, Recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

    Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is one of the most inspiring people on the planet, and I have been blessed to have

    Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 289