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Dr. Denis Mukwege & Sexual Violence in Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Denis Mukwege & Sexual Violence in Conflict

I recently had the honor of attending a speech by a truly inspirational person, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Denis Mukwege.  Dr. Mukwege has devoted his life to the rights and health of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For more than two

Improving Medical Response to Violence in Fragile Settings

Jimmy agreed to talk with me about the work CARE is doing to train health providers to respond to cases of sexual violence, which tend to increase in times of crisis, stretching already overburdened and under-resourced health and social service systems.

How Smart Phones are Fueling Sexual Violence in DRC

Exposure to sexual violence and dangerous working conditions are more than just side effects of the demand for smart devices, they reveal a public health crisis powered by international enterprise, armed conflict, and modern day slavery.

Women in the DR Congo: Standing in Solidarity

Before I went to the DR Congo, I knew the eastern part of the country as the rape capital of the world. The armed conflicts of the 1990s and the continued social and political unrest created an atmosphere where sexual violence emerged as a norm.

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Violence against women is a global issue and constitutes various human rights violations. Annually, the 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and this special day also marks the beginning of the global campaign – 16 Days of

7 in 10 women and girls are victims of violence

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Around the world people are coming together to take a stand and say NO to violence against women. In Malmö, Sweden, a peaceful protest against violence against women was organized by several organizations

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