All Blog Posts Tagged 'DR' (12)

Life-changing moments...

All through this month, CI is running a campaign on Sexual Violence in the Congo.  Kirthi Jayakumar, our Constituent Relations Manager, tells you why she joined up to be a part of CI!

 

Picture this.

A young girl is wounded. You pass by in your car, you see that her gash is pretty deep. She is bleeding, and she needs medical help. She cries and tells you she wants her mommy, but her mommy’s back at home, while she’s come out to play in the park. So…

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Added by Channel Initiative on September 20, 2013 at 4:27am — No Comments

All through this month, CI is running a campaign on Sexual Violence in the Congo. Dominique, our founder, takes you through the need to differentiate between addressing the issue from the root, and d…

All through this month, CI is running a campaign on Sexual Violence in the Congo. Dominique, our founder, takes you through the need to differentiate between addressing the issue…

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Added by Channel Initiative on September 9, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Sexual violence in the DR Congo

All through this month, CI is running a campaign on Sexual Violence in the Congo. Kirthi Jayakumar, our Constituent Relations Officer, takes you through the ropes of the Conflict in the DR Congo, and the sexual violence that has unfolded in its course.

 

The background of conflict related sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goes as far back as the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. A…

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Added by Channel Initiative on September 7, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

All through this month, CI is running a campaign on Sexual Violence in the Congo. Dominique Vidale-Plaza, our founder, shares her thoughts after an interview with a Sex Worker.   There is something c…

All through this month, CI is running a campaign on Sexual Violence in the Congo. Dominique Vidale-Plaza, our founder, shares her thoughts after an interview with a Sex Worker.

 

There is something crawling below me. I can feel it as I crouch down on the wooden stool, with condom wrappers and and dirty, used condoms strewn all around me. To my right is a pile of women’s clothes, high heeled shoes, and what appears to be a forsaken weave.

I’m sitting in…

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Added by Channel Initiative on September 5, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

DR Congo: the role of locals and internationals by Jo Tyabji

This post was originally published on Insight on Conflict

DR Congo's civil war officially ended in 2003 yet eight years on violence continues to be a daily occurrence. A high-level but partial peace agreement has not brought peace on the ground.…

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Added by Joel Gabri on September 12, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

This week in conflict... October 16th-22nd, 2010.

World

  • Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… August 14th-20th, 2010

World

  • The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural

    resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous

    year.
  • August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Peaceful hope: The story of SHONA cooperative

Hope can make all the difference in a person’s life. One small light of hope can lead people to peace, even in the massive shadow of war. SHONA, which means “sew” in Swahili, started with a simple idea; to give dignity and

hope to a handful of handicapped persons living in Goma, in the DR

Congo who are normally expected to beg for their subsistence. 85% of

these craftspeople have never attended school; not even for a…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 19, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

This week in conflict...

This week in conflict...

World

Africa

  • Rwanda's election process saw…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Part I: Summary of Human Rights Watch- World Report 2010

Human Rights Watch recently released their latest Human Rights Watch Report for 2010.



As I read through the list of countries profiled in the report, I found myself disappointed that Canada, the UK, Australia or any Western European countries had not made…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 30, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Blood-free tin.

The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) is making an effort to try and eradicate conflict metals from the tin industry. The extraction of raw materials in

many parts of the world funds extreme acts of violence; war crimes,

crimes against humanity, mass murder, rape, torture, enslavement, the

recruitment of child soldiers, mass abuse and displacement of people.

The complexity of…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 29, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Who cries for the three-year old rape victim?

A three year old girl died this week after being brutally raped by a rebel fighter in the DR Congo. Somehow, the last 7 words in that sentence seem to make the rest disappear. A three-year old rape victim dying in North America would be the cover of every news story in the country. A massive campaign would be launched to prevent it from happening in the future and a thorough investigation into how it happened in the first place would be ordered. The public would have no less. They would take… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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