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Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict

The United Nations launched a Global Fund for survivors of sexual violence in conflict this Wednesday, 30 October 2019. The new initiative marks the tenth anniversary of its a Security Council mandate to eliminate ...


Democratic Republic of Congo – A Doctor’s Struggle

United Nations - Since war broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996 more than 200,000 women have suffered from sexual violence. Helping the survivors tests the limits of even the most courageous medica...


South Africa: From Victim to Victor

United Nations, December 2012 - In South Africa, one group of women, lesbians, are especially at risk. They're the target of a particularly heinous crime, "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe w...


Liberia: Women on the frontline

United Nations, August 2010 - With the election of Liberia's first female president, more women are taking a lead in rebuilding this post-war nation. Women in the police force are enforcing laws in an effort to revers...


Liberia: Women on the Frontline

United Nations, July 2010 - Liberia - it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. B...


Seeking justice: Sexual violence in the DRC

United Nations, New York, January 2010 - The world has been made increasingly aware of the level of sexual violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is used as a tactic of war...


Rape in the Forest

United Nations, New York, June 2009 - It's an impossible choice - feed your family, or run the risk of a brutal sexual attack. It has happened to hundreds of thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...