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Remembering Maman Rose

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 11, 2020
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It is with deep sadness that Donor Direct Action grieves the passing of Maman Rose in Goma, DR Congo. A survivor of sexual violence in conflict who…

Justice for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 9, 2019
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On November 7, 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Bosco Ntaganda of the Democratic Republic of Congo to 30 years imprisonment for war crimes…

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Syria Conflict: 100 Civilians Die in 10 Days

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 26, 2019
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U.N. Criticizes International Community ‘Indifference’ to Syria Conflict as 100 Civilians Die in 10 Days Read about the conflict in Syria on Time.com. Related posts…

OPINION: Women, Peace and Security: Let’s Turn Words into Action

By Donor Direct Action | May 3, 2019
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  Dr. Denis Mukwege BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 3 2019 (IPS) – To be able to tackle a problem we must first recognize…

OPINION: UN Security Council should stand in solidarity with survivors of rape in conflict

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 23, 2019
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The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, comes with tremendous responsibility.…

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 5, 2018
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I am so delighted to share the news with you that Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi Hospital in the Congo, has won the…

Congolese Activist Addresses UN Security Council on Path To Peace

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 31, 2018
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Although it has been proven time and time again that peace building is more sustainable when women are actively involved, in practice this has rarely…

Speech by Justine Masika Bihamba to UN Security Council, July 26th 2018

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 31, 2018
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Speech by Justine Masika Bihamba to UN Security Council, July 26th 2018 Mr. President, Excellencies, Good morning. I would like to thank the Swedish ambassador…

DRC civil society pushes to change electoral law to promote gender inclusion

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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Civil society organizations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are arguing that a recently passed law discriminates against women by setting up financial barriers.…

The Doctor Who’s Saved 46,000 Congolese Women — and Isn’t Done Yet

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 4, 2018
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When Dr. Denis Mukwege was still a child, his father, a pastor, would take him on pilgrimages to visit the sick in Bukavu, a city…

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We risk our lives for peace

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 13, 2017
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I was born in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country fraught with security challenges and an unstable…

We pressed pause the day we had to leave Syria. The shock never goes away

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 27, 2017
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I am a medical doctor and a proud Syrian woman. I was born and grew up in Damascus. We stayed for as long as we…