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Stephen Lewis Outraged over Ongoing Lack of Response to DRC mass rapes

Below is a long, searing and outraged report from Stephen Lewis, Ex UN Ambassador on AIDS to Africa, about the ongoing, horrific, mass rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While I absolutely agree with his outrage, I would add what he did not, to this report - which is that there are grassroots organizations that have sprung up, led by women survivors of rape, and that they are pleading for our support. I am in touch with V-Day, which is starting a campaign to fund and build a "City Of Joy" -- a safe village for rape survivors in Bukavu. … Read More»

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Praise for Lengthly Prison Sentences in Sierra Leone cases of Sexual War Crimes

HI - Sharing a story and comment I picked up from Unifem on Sierra Leone and the ongoing effort to bring justice in cases of war-related rape there. -- AC d'Adesky/PulseWire August 2, 2007 The lengthy prison terms for war crimes and crimes against humanity handed down by the Special Court for Sierra Leone last month have been greeted with widespread praise. Two senior members of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council were sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment and another to 45 years for atrocities, including rape, committed during the country's civil war. … Read More»

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Need: Vol surgeons needed in DRC to help fistula rape survivors

HI all. I'm just back from meeting with a nurse in Goma region of Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More»

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