“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.”
When Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee led women in song at the fish markets on the Liberian coast in the late 1
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.
Last Sunday, President Paul Kagame met with Rwandan women of all walks of life to celebrate the country's 20th libera
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women's representation in parl
Gaspard, the taxi driver taking me back to my hotel after dinner, is 27. So he was just a boy in 1994.
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24 June 2014 – With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifyi
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
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
UN, African officials urge efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR
Four musical sisters are launching a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.
Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on 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
Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleague
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
As civil war raged in Burundi since the 1996 outbreak of armed conflict between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu groups, in his
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
Working with others to make a difference
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
An excerpt from the Amnesty International report, "CAR: Human rights crisis spiralling out of control":
"Congolese officials should fulfill their obligations...
President Paul Kagame said that Rwanda had already expressed a strong opinion on the International Criminal Court (IC
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
On a sunny day in early May, in Ndu, northwest Cameroon, a group of women, many of whom have taken the day off from w
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
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respec
There is need to invest in women's empowerment and leadership in order for countries to achieve sustainable developme
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
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of former Irish president Mary Robinson as the new Spec
The UN and human rights groups are warning of a rise in sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Women rights activists are preparing to share Rwanda's practices in promoting gender with the rest of the world.
Violence, harassment, slander and threats, poverty, corruption – the obstacles for women taking part in the dai
A group of women from North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demanded to be involved in the on-goi
Rwanda President Paul Kagame has spoken out on the importance of women leadership, accountability for commitments to
For the past 10 months, a little-known conflict in a marginalized corner of northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (D