“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
When Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee led women in song at the fish markets on the Liberian coast in the late 1
Too often the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reduced to ‘the rape capital of the world,' a tragic title
The appointment of a presidential adviser on conflict-related sexual violence and child recruitment in the Democratic
ASMA, 14, was raped at gunpoint. Two soldiers attacked her as she looked for firewood in the forest.
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Concern is mounting that British aid money may be funding police who are using rape as a tool of state-sanctioned tor
Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice have released the complete results from the International Men and Gender Equality S
I have met survivors of rape, ranging from babies a few months old to elderly women: in my country, the Democratic Re
The Congolese soldiers march through the night, but not towards battle.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against
Four musical sisters are launching a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
"Congolese officials should fulfill their obligations...
There are encouraging signs that the new push for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can succeed, Ma
The new UN special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region, former Irish president Mary Robinson, expressed her "s
The Democratic Republic of Congo has promised to bring a group of suspected mass rapists to justice after the United
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of former Irish president Mary Robinson as the new Spec
The UN and human rights groups are warning of a rise in sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Violence, harassment, slander and threats, poverty, corruption – the obstacles for women taking part in the dai
A group of women from North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demanded to be involved in the on-goi
For the past 10 months, a little-known conflict in a marginalized corner of northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (D
The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and
Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR
The situation has been very tense at Panzi Hospital since the assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege that forc
“What about the women who were raped who were depending on Dr.
A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynecologist said on Tuesday he is too scared to return to his native Congo after a
When we read about the dangers of humanitarian efforts, typically we hear about threats against Americans.
More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual
Last week, coffee in hand, I read a chilling email. Armed men had shot at Dr.
At least 5 000 women have been raped this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of North Kivu a
Peacekeepers or Perpetrators examines the complex international problem of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (SEA) commit
Natasha Makengo manages to embody that dream combination of scientific knowledge, artistic skill and natural communic
Many survivors of gender based violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) report barriers to access hea
(Goma) – M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are responsible for widespread war crimes, includin
As documented in a new report from the Enough Project, which ranks electronics firms on their progress in cleaning up
Three women from North Kivu share their stories of how CARE is helping survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
For the first time in the three-month long uprising in eastern Congo, more civilians are being injured than soldiers&
A United Nations official today condemned the sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) r
The World Bank's Board has approved an additional International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $75 million f
Convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been sentenced to 14 years in jail, but he will have six years k
There are no court houses in Kalonge health district, a region home to more than 130,000 people, high in the hills ab
The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent mutiny by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of th
The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security recently hosted Josephine Ngalula Kabeya, the National President of the Forum
This report is the sum of the work of a team of men and women, from the DemocraticRepublic of the Congo (DRC) and bey