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How Our Cell Phones Link Us to Congo’s Sexual Violence Epidemic

January 13, 2012

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The ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ star on the scourge of violence against women Actress Robin Wright arrives at the 18th Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo: Getty Images). My newest film, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, opened over the holidays. […]

Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines

September 4, 2011

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Women driven out of their villages by militias are being forced into exploitative work, Guardian investigation finds Diane Taylor in Mwenga guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September 2011 Rape victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to work in conditions of slavery in mines producing the gold, coltan and tin ore needed to manufacture […]

Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines

September 4, 2011

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Women driven out of their villages by militias are being forced into exploitative work, Guardian investigation finds Diane Taylor in Mwenga guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September 2011 Rape victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to work in conditions of slavery in mines producing the gold, coltan and tin ore needed to manufacture […]

Field of Hope

September 2, 2011

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One woman’s enterprise helps DR Congo’s rape survivors find healing and an independent income through farming. Witness Last Modified: 31 Aug 2011 In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, every hour in the day some 48 women are raped. That is around 1,100 rapes a day, leaving many thousands of women and children with broken lives […]

Field of Hope

September 2, 2011

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One woman’s enterprise helps DR Congo’s rape survivors find healing and an independent income through farming. Witness Last Modified: 31 Aug 2011 In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, every hour in the day some 48 women are raped. That is around 1,100 rapes a day, leaving many thousands of women and children with broken lives […]

Helene Is a Survivor, Not a Victim

August 24, 2011

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24 August 2011 Marie Targonski-0’Brien “…how can I possibly refer to someone like Helene as a victim when the only way I see her is as a survivor?” In The Democratic Republic of Congo, the voice of a woman is seldom heard. While the torment of rape and sexual violence ripples throughout a country stricken […]

Helene Is a Survivor, Not a Victim

August 24, 2011

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24 August 2011 Marie Targonski-0’Brien “…how can I possibly refer to someone like Helene as a victim when the only way I see her is as a survivor?” In The Democratic Republic of Congo, the voice of a woman is seldom heard. While the torment of rape and sexual violence ripples throughout a country stricken […]