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what are we hearing from DRC, Goma?

Hello EVAW,
With the takeover of Goma today by the M23 forces, what are we hearing from our World Pulse bloggers in the area? I fear they may face even greater gender violence.



Anita Muhanguzi's picture

My Dear

My dear the situation is so scary and worrying. I cannot imagine what those women are going through in Goma. How can we help them. God be with the women and children in DRC.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

mrbeckbeck's picture

A post from Anuarite

It is terrifying to imagine. Here is a link to a post from Anuarite, a leader among the women we're working with in DRC. She and the rest of the group are in South Kivu, in the city of Bukavu. They are fearing that they are the next target.

"Today we for 12 hours we receive phone calls from our friends living in the North - Kivu, Goma airport that is now in the hands of rebel soldiers walking in neighborhoods with guns and rifles in hand, and we who are in Bukavu, we could be snuffed within 48 hours by these rebels. At the time I write this story, I have a fear in me of how to escape. People do not know what to do. Understand that insecurity persists in our country. Pray for us"

I encourage you to send your comments and peaceful thoughts to these women and all of the world. Also, there are a couple of petitions you can sign to demand action:

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

Kadidia's picture


The situation in Congo is a shame.
This is a world disaster, an international humanitarian failure. How can the UN waits to undertake an action to save the population.

Kadidia Doumbia

mrbeckbeck's picture

Sign Neema's petition and share!

Hi again,
I just wanted to make sure that everyone saw Neema's petition on

I encourage you to sign this today, and share it far and wide among your networks.

Thank you,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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