“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.”
RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: To curb continuing cases of rape violence in Rwanda's refugee camps, the government of Rwanda
Two decades after the 1994 genocide, a television journalist returns to hear the extraordinary testimony of women who
The Government in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday inaugurated a m
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
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 UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to employ effective means to fight viole
(Goma) – M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are responsible for widespread war crimes, includin
Transparency Rwanda (TR) has cautioned banks and other employers to desist from asking for sexual favours from women
According to the Global Fund, war and militarism have a profound impact on women inside and outside of conflict situa
Last month, the first woman ever was convicted of genocide.
The United Nations on Friday named two Congolese Army colonels who appear to be blocking an investigation of soldiers
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
The lingering effects of the 1994 Rwandan genocide continue to be felt among the country's children, particularly the
Sixty-five-year-old Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, who has been sentenced to life in prison, has been described as a tyrant a
Violence starts in the mind, so we have to start by changing the minds of men and women all over the world." Nob
Have you ever imagined what internally displaced persons go through?
After curving through miles of Quebec's countryside, the road to Montebello arrives at an enormous log cabin along th
The UN backed Radio Okapi, which operates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said, Saturday, that elements of th
Callixte Mbarushimana, a Rwandan rebel leader accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Dem
Rwandan Women Find Strength in Each Other
The abuse of women has been going on for centuries and it is often the case that a woman is killed before the problem
The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Dr Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, on Thursday, launched "16 days of act
Joint efforts by the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, the National Police and the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF)
The Rwandan authorities are trying to tackle gender-based violence by addressing the role of security personnel in en
We ran a story yesterday about the increasing number of rape and defilement cases in Nyagatare District.
Kigali City has topped the Gender Based Violence (GBV) crime list with 510 cases registered in the first six months o
The original inhabitants of the equatorial forests of Africa's Great Lakes region – the Batwa Indigenous commun
Between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days.
Cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) reduced by 4.9 percent in 2009 from 2,646 cases registered in 2008 to 2,523, acc
Twenty diplomats representing the governing boards of UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Food Program
Sixteen years after the Rwandan genocide, many women are struggling to come to terms with the violence they endured.
Based on the Global AIDS Alliance's August 2006 report Zero Tolerance: Stop the Violence AgainstWomen and Children, S
The systematic use of extreme violence, in particular sexual violence, in conflict and post-conflict situations raise
This 58-page report investigates the persistent weaknesses in the Rwandan legal system that hamper the investigation
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, women and girls have been plagued by violence, loss of l
Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.
The plan to resolve the conflict in the Kivu by emphasising a military solution is failing.
Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda: The cases of rape and other sexual violence in Kiziba refugee camp are falling, but the
Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC)
New York, October 2, 2013
20 years after more than 800,000 Rwandans perished in the Rwandan Genocide, find out how the sexual violence survivor