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November 8, 2011

Small Arms, Mass Destruction

Guns that can cost as little as a bag of rice are today’s weapons of mass destruction.

September 13, 2011

In Congo, No Words to Describe the Atrocities

When Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe first started reporting on sexual abuse in her country, the language didn’t even have a word for “rape.”

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July 25, 2011

On Trial for War Crimes, Running for President

Congo’s opposition party names its candidate for November’s election, but it’s unclear how he’ll run from a jail cell in The Hague.

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June 16, 2011

Most Dangerous Place To Be A Woman?

Afghanistan tops the list.

June 14, 2011

Fighting Sexual Violence in Congo’s Refugee Camps

Images from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations are struggling to fight sexual violence.

December 1, 2010

Art From the Ashes of Ruin

Playwright and activist Lynn Nottage explains how after interviewing survivors of Congo’s civil war in 2004, she was inspired to write Ruined, which earned her a Pulitzer Prize. Mixing “passion, purpose and art,” Nottage hopes the play will impact people long after curtain-down.

November 10, 2010

Understanding Sexual Violence in Congo

For our first podcast episode, we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a region that has been called the “rape capital of the world.” Jocelyn Kelly and Dr. Julie VanRooyen, both of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, have spoken extensively with rape victims and perpetrators in the region and share their findings.

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November 5, 2010

Resolution 1325 is a Starting Point

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, mandated women’s participation in peace processes and sought to better protect women from sexual and gender-based violence. Eleven years on, two women’s rights activists argue how effective — if at all — the resolution has proven to be.

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November 5, 2010

Resolution 1325 has Failed Women

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, mandated women’s participation in peace processes and sought to better protect women from sexual and gender-based violence. Eleven years on, two women’s rights activists argue how effective — if at all — the resolution has proven to be.

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October 5, 2010

Goodbye to Another Killing Machine

The idea of making swords into plowshares has always been a favorite of series producer Abigail Disney. When a friend approached her with the idea of buying AK-47s from Congo and melting them down for jewelry, she jumped at the chance.

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