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!
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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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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This week in conflict...
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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…Continue
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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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