Margot Wallström, UN envoy hails Congolese to pursue rape cases …

    UN envoy hails Congolese move to pursue rape cases against top military officers    Special envoy Margot Wallström, visiting the DRC in October 2010, listens to the public about rapes     The official spearheading United Nations efforts to combat the scourge of sexual violence during war today welcomed the decision of authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prosecute several high-ranking military officers accused of rape. DRC authorities have initiated judicial … [Read more...]

UGANDA: SASA! (Start, Awareness, Support, Action)

  Raising Voices - Uganda (UN Trust Fund grantee)   SASA!  (Start, Awareness, Support, Action)     SASA! (Start, Awareness, Support, Action) is a ground-breaking, internationally-recognized model of community-mobilization to stop violence against women and the spread of HIV. Engaging all actors in the community -- women, men, cultural and religious leaders, local officials, police, health-care providers -- SASA! fosters critical reflection on gender and power and instigates local-level … [Read more...]

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