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  1. UN Action, UNICEF & V-Day Campaign Launch: Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource - Power to Women and Girls of the DRC.

    UN Action, under the leadership of UNICEF and with co-sponsor V-Day, launched the Stop Raping our Greatest Resource:

    Friday, November 23, 2007 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 326
  2. VIDEO: Women on the Frontline - Democratic Republic of Congo

    Women on the Frontline is a video documentary series, presented by Annie Lennox, that shines a light on violence agai

    Monday, December 31, 2007 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 387
  3. INTERVIEW: Q&A: Pulitzer-winning Playwright Inspired by Congolese Refugee Women

    Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Ruined," tells a powerful and moving story about the suffering

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 392
  4. PODCAST: In Women's Words--Mind over Matter

    IPS Podcast featuring the following reports:

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 393
  5. LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN: Ask your members of Congress to support the International Violence Against Women Act

    In her lifetime, approximately one in three women around the world will suffer violence simply because she is a woman

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 404
  6. BLOG: Congo's Anti-Rape Crusader

    In a society without a word for “rape,” Chouchou Namegabe did the unthinkable—she aired graphic tes

    Monday, June 28, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 418
  7. BLOG: Is Obama Failing Congo?

    The administration launched a $17 million program to fight rape in Congo—but is it effective?

    Monday, June 28, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 419
  8. VIDEO: Crisis in the Congo, Crisis in Sri Lanka, and Why UN WOMEN is a Step Forward

    Monday, July 12, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 433
  9. CAMPAIGN: Protect Human Rights Defender Justine Masika Bihamba

    Human rights defenders working to end violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) do so in the f

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 442
  10. VIDEO: The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

    Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and the inspiration for a 2008 U.N.

    Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 443
  11. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Evaluate Gender and Women's Rights programming at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

    Background
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 444
  12. VIDEO: Women in War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo

    Some wars make headlines; some do not.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 450
  13. STATEMENT: Ending Sexual Violence: Translating Promises into Practice

    A decade since the Security Council first considered the agenda item Women, Peace and Security we are compelled to as

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 467
  14. VIDEO: Every 8 Minutes

    With over 5.5 million killed since 1998, the conflict in the DR Congo is the deadliest since World War II.

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 469
  15. VIDEO: Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan

    Testimonies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Commi

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 470
  16. VIDEO: Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan

    Testimonies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Commi

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 471
  17. STATEMENT: Critical Role of Women in Peace and Security

    Melanne Verveer
    Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

    Monday, July 26, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 474
  18. STATEMENT: Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Situation in the DRC

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Monday, August 23, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 486
  19. VIDEO: Women@Google: Eve Ensler

    Eve Ensler's newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, was released in book

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 496
  20. BRIEFING: Atul Khare Briefs the Security Council on the Recent Violence in Eastern DRC

    Please see attached PDF for speech transcript.

    Monday, September 6, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 539
  21. ONLINE: SCR 1325 and Rape in the DRC: What Went Wrong?

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 557
  22. BLOG: Consumer Power: Why We Should Demand Conflict-Free Minerals from the DRC

    The laptop on which I am typing right now is the cause of great guilt.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 593
  23. CALL TO ACTION: Issued by Members of the UN Secretary General's Network of Men Leaders, the Men Engage Alliance and the Athena Network

    Last year the African Union declared this decade, 2010-2020 as the African Women's Decade.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 594
  24. BLOG: A (Broken) Promise to the World's Women

    I recently made my way through the same Central African countryside as I traveled through two years ago with Populati

    Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 733
  25. PETITION: Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In August, shocking reports emerged that armed groups had systematically attacked villages in the Walikale territory

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 739
  26. Congo: No Stability in Kivu despite Rapprochement with Rwanda: Summary and Recommendations

    The plan to resolve the conflict in the Kivu by emphasising a military solution is failing.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 741
  27. ANALYSIS: You Get What You Pay For, DRC (Part of the 16 Day Campaign)

    What could be done with the approximate $140 Million spent on military expenditures every year in the Democratic R

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 784
  28. CONFERENCE FOLLOW UP: 1325+10 Peace Fair's Cyber Dialogue In-Country Statements

    SAMIRA HAMIDI & NAJLA AYUBI (AFGHANISTAN)
    Friday, December 31, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 860
  29. BLOG: The New Women's Movement, From Congo To Davos

    "I follow with my eyes men who are passing by.

    Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 958
  30. CAMPAIGN: Dear Hillary Campaign Join Hands for Congo Washington DC

    Since war broke out in 1998, more than five million people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and t

    Monday, April 25, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 194
  31. CAMPAIGN: Congo Story War, Women and Rape

    Congolese tell the stories of their lives, breaking the silence and bringing the attention of the world to the remote

    Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 206
  32. CAMPAIGN: On World Press Freedom Day Give Women in the Congo a Voice

    In the lawless eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, press freedom means having a voice to speak ou

    Monday, May 2, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 230
  33. STATEMENT: U.S. Strategy to Address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the DRC

    Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) includes the use of rape and se

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 256
  34. Congo Women

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 257
  35. VIDEO: There is a Women's Spring Beginning

    A newly published study in the American Journal of Public Health estimates more than two million women have been rape

    Monday, June 6, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 279
  36. LAUNCH: End Congo Rape Website

    Forty-eight women are raped every hour in the Congo.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 286
  37. Marianne Schnall Marianne Schnall Writer/Interviewer GET UPDATES FROM Marianne Schnall Like 46 Exclusive Interview With Eve Ensler, Recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

    Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is one of the most inspiring people on the planet, and I have been blessed to have

    Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 289
  38. AUDIO: Mass Rape of South Kivu Villagers by Former DR Congo Rebels

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has become infamous as the rape capital of the world.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 303
  39. STATEMENT: Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

    First, thank you for including me on today's panel.

    Friday, July 29, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 307
  40. STATEMENT: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security: Statement on the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security is alarmed at the latest reports by its member organizations and th

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 314
  41. OPINION: The Word on Women - DR Congo and the Consequences of War - an Insight From the Ground

    The Spread of Violence in South Kivu

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 316
  42. 'Blood Mineral' Trade Short Film Premieres in London

    New Hollywood-backed short film, Unwatchable, which exposes the ‘blood mineral' trade in The Democratic Republi

    Monday, September 26, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 335
  43. STATEMENT: Memorandum of Diaspora Congolese Women from Belgium, France and United Kingdom Ahead of the DR Congo Elections Results

    English Version
    Friday, December 2, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 345
  44. Women from Around the World Condemn the Election- related Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Women from Around the World Condemn the Election- related Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 348
  45. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Arms supplies fuelling unlawful killings and rape

    Political leaders must act immediately and halt arms supplies to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they co

    Monday, June 11, 2012 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 393
  46. AFRICA: Mobile Gender Courts - Delivering Justice in the DRC

    Can mobile gender courts' swift justice tackle impunity in the DRC's remote regions?

    Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 438
  47. CONFERENCE: Ottawa Conference Raises Awareness of Sexual Violence in the Congo

    Rampant sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was the sobering topic of a confe

    Monday, October 22, 2012 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 512
  48. BLOG: Day 3: A Small Piece Of War By Your Ear

    DR Congo has a bloody history of colonisation and slavery, and its current situation is characterised by extremely gr

    Monday, December 10, 2012 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 541
  49. BLOG: Day 15: WILPF DRC President Speaks Of Recent Goma Occupation

    The news announced earlier this week that rebels from the M23 movement had finally withdrawn from the DRC city of Gom

    Monday, December 10, 2012 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 547
  50. OPINION: Dr. Mukwege Fights Back

    For the past 16 years at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, my staff and I have been treating wo

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 552

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