Sexual based violence

This week, people across Rwanda are coming together to remember the terrible genocide 21 years ago, and to stand together for the future of their country.

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Lisa Shannon, the founder of Run for Congo Women, shares how one woman in DRC inspires her with her courage, humanity, and determination to defy the odds.

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From the team that brought us the ground-breaking Half the Sky, a new three-part television series, A Path Appears, is set to premiere on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 26th at 10pm/9pm Central.

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“When a woman in our program has the courage to tell her Life Skills trainer ‘I have been raped,’ we refer her to Panzi Hospital,” explains WfWI – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Acting Country Director

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WfWI's Senior Director of Communications, Amber Khan, recently sat down with Lina Rozbih at Voice of America News - Dari for an interview broadcast across Afghanistan to discuss the prevalence of violence against women worldwide.

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What I have learned over the past 20 years working for women's rights worldwide is that peace, security and development are dependent on improvements in the status of women.

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I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.

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It’s mango season in Yei. After weeks of heavy downpours, the ripe, delicious fruit is literally falling off the trees, providing a ready, nutritious source of food and income.

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I was a happy woman, wife, and mother before the war came to my front door. After high school, I wanted to earn some money and explore the city so I went to be a babysitter for a family in Bukavu.

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Tony Gambino is a member of the Board of Directors and also served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International in 2014. An internationally recognised expert on the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mr.

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