Democratic Republic of Congo

Nov 25, 2014
Chantal Bilulu, Coordinator of the Women and Children’s Program for Héritiers de

When a woman is no longer silent

Chantal Bilulu
For Héritiers de la Justice, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a great opportunity to empower Congolese women to speak out about sexual violence and to awaken their fellow sisters.
Nov 23, 2013

A high price to pay for cheap technology

Rape has been used as a weapon in the conflict in Congo in unprecedented ways. Jill Trenhom says the war is driven by a quest for the resources needed for computers and mobile phones.
Feb 12, 2013
The Blackberry 10. (Photo: Martin uit Utrecht / flickr)

Is the new BlackBerry 10 conflict free?

John Lewis
Jim Davis
In all the hype there is one important question that has not been asked: can RIM assure customers that its products are free of conflict minerals?
Aug 6, 2012
MONUC peacekeepers in shooting exercise. Photo: Martine Perret

UN ignores abuse by peacekeepers in Congo

Gerry Caplan
What do we do when those we entrust with our greatest hopes betray that trust? If the betrayers are United Nations peacekeepers, the answer seem to be nothing at all.


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