Sexual Violence in the congo

Sexual Violence in the Congo PART 10

Death Threats, Via Text Msg, Scare Congo Reporters

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Three female radio reporters in Bukavu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, have received death threats via a cell phone text message. That's spreading a chill in a city where three male...

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Sexual Violence in the Congo

Sunday, April 27, 2003

You caught Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call to action to decrease sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Now catch our dedicated coverage of the situation.

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You caught Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call to action to decrease sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Now catch our dedicated coverage of the situation.

 

Christine Schuler-DeSchryver

Women's eNews has focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo for over a year as the use of rape as a tool of war has grown uncontrollably and the reporting in much of the media on the subject has dwindled. We have reported on the effects of rape, the social situation in which such violence has flourished and those making a change, like the radio reporters in South Kivu. Clinton even highlighted the dedication of anti-rape activist Christine Schuler-DeSchryver, one of the
2009 Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, by listening to her experience on the subject.

"Madame Secretary," she said, "we want you to be our spokesperson, our voice."

Clinton Presents Plan to Fight Sexual Violence in Congo

As the White House unveils their $17 million plan to help combat sexual violence in Eastern Congo, take some time with us to refresh your knowledge of this situation.

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE CONGO SERIES

Series Overview

Sexual Violence in the Congo

Part: 10

Death Threats, Via Text Msg, Scare Congo Reporters

Part: 9

Clinton Leaves Her Mark on Congo's Rape Zone

Part: 8

Rape Crisis in East Congo Tied to Mining Activity

Part: 7

Rapes Soar in Eastern Congo's Culture of Impunity

Part: 6

New Fighting Escalates Rape in Eastern Congo

Part: 5

Panel Decries Neglect of Sexual Violence in Congo

Part: 4

V-Day Spotlights Congolese Women Torn by War

Part: 3

Band of Congo Radio Reporters Aid Rape Victims

Part: 2

Mass Stigma Scars Congo's Rape Survivors

Part: 1

In War-Riddled Congo, Militias Rape with Impunity