Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Must Look to Abuse of Women in the DRC

Juliet Stevenson | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Juliet Stevenson

In the DRC women are already seen treated as objects, rather than individuals, in the eyes of society. If agents of the state are actively preventing women from empowering themselves and raising their voices to speak out against discrimination, gender-based violence and political sidelining, then the status quo is unlikely to change. If those brave individuals who do speak out against the government, or who speak for under-represented groups, are sexually tortured into submission, then others are not likely to follow in their footsteps.

Ben Affleck Picks Up Humanitarian Award

WENN | Posted 14.03.2013 | Home

Actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck was honoured for his humanitarian efforts in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo at a ceremony in California on ...