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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RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: To curb continuing cases of rape violence in Rwanda's refugee camps, the government of Rwanda
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.
Two decades after the 1994 genocide, a television journalist returns to hear the extraordinary testimony of women who
In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against
The Government in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday inaugurated a m
Four musical sisters are launching a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.
Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don't have it.
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Repu
An excerpt from the Amnesty International report, "CAR: Human rights crisis spiralling out of control":
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
Fifty Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) officers yesterday concluded a two-day course on "prevention and response to c
UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon and World Bank president, Dr.
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
The UN and human rights groups are warning of a rise in sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For the past 10 months, a little-known conflict in a marginalized corner of northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (D
Tomorrow morning (Friday, 11 January), the Council will be briefed by Margaret Vogt, the Secretary-General's Special
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 UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to employ effective means to fight viole
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
More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual
At least 5 000 women have been raped this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of North Kivu a
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
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
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
On Monday, a victim recounted to International Criminal Court (ICC) judges how she was sexually assaulted in front of
Transparency Rwanda (TR) has cautioned banks and other employers to desist from asking for sexual favours from women
The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent mutiny by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of th