Congo ceasefire brings little relief for women
- From recognition to action. Wallström, Margot // New Routes: A Journal of Peace Research & Action;Apr2011, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p49
The article focuses on the recognition and action for the sexual violence in conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It states that women who are victims of acts of sexual violence become pregnant, rejected by their own families, and get infected with sexually-transmitted diseases....
- Collecting horror stories. Rutkin, Aviva // New Scientist;7/12/2014, Vol. 223 Issue 2977, p16
The article discusses MediCapt, a mobile application (app) that its developers hope will aid doctors in compiling a database of evidence in rape cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other places in which conflict, lack of accountability and poor evidence prevent perpetrators...
- Implications for Health Care Practice and Improved Policies for Victims of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hanlon, Haleigh // Journal of International Women's Studies;Nov2008, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p64
As violent conflict ravages the Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of women and girls are victims of sexual violence. Unfortunately, there are few services available to this population. While the exact number of victims is uncertain, the available data indicate the large scale of women and...
- Women left for dead--and the man who's saving them. // Glamour;Sep2007, Vol. 105 Issue 9, p288
The author profiles Denis Mukwege, a doctor living in the Congo who helps the thousands of women who are attacked and raped there each year. Particular attention is given to the experiences of Eve Ensler, the author of "The Vagina Monologues," who visited Mukwege in 2007. Article topics include...
- Entropy may be enemy No. 1 in chaotic Zaire. Matloff, Judith // Christian Science Monitor;1/14/97, Vol. 89 Issue 34, p1
Focuses on living conditions in Zaire, where highways, courts, and health clinics barely function. Natural resources that Zaire is rich in; How Zaireans improvise; Reason the government collapsed; Information on President Mobutu Sese Seko.
- SOCIAL OVERVIEW. // Congo, DRC Country Review;2007, p115
The article presents an outlook on the social condition in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Bringing peace to Congo. Ngalamulume, Jean-Oscar // World & I;Aug97, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p66
Opinion. Comments on what is needed in order to bring lasting peace to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country formerly known as Zaire and to Africa as a whole. Economic and political stability as the two most important prerequisites to peace in the region; Complete corruption of the...
- Sorcery, sunsets, corpses, and whores. Taylor, John // Esquire;Apr96, Vol. 125 Issue 4, p82
Features the African country of Zaire. Characterization of its citizens; Violence as a daily occurrence in the capital city of Kinshasa; Monkey meat as the country's delicacy; Profile of entrepreneurs and government officials; State of transportation in the country; Flora and fauna.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo. Grabish, Beatrice // UN Chronicle;1998, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p58
Reports on the decision of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to withdraw the investigative team looking into the allegations of serious violations of human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Refusal of the Kinshasa Government to allow a Joint Investigative Mission of the...