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6/11/2014 - Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Convenes This Week
Representatives from over 140 nations are attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London this week....

9/23/2013 - Maternal Mortality Down 50 Percent in Republic of Congo
Over the past 10 years, the Republic of Congo has reduced the number of women dying in childbirth by 50 percent and, if progress continues at this rate, may reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015....

7/29/2013 - Bananas Thrown at First Black Italian Minister
At a political rally on Friday, an unknown person threw bananas at Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first black minister....

10/18/2010 - Congolese Women March Against Mass Rapes
On Sunday, thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo marched against mass rapes, which have become increasingly prevalent in the country as a weapon of war....

10/6/2010 - Leader Connected to Mass Rapes Arrested in DR Congo
Self-proclaimed Lieutenant Colonel Mayele was arrested by the United Nations (UN) mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for his leadership of an armed group that allegedly raped up to 500 people in late July....

9/30/2010 - UN Official to Investigate Mass Rape in DR Congo
United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallstroem arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Tuesday to investigate the mass rape of civilians that occurred there in June and July of this year....

8/24/2010 - Gang-Rape Used as Weapon of War in Congo
Rwandan and Congolese rebels reportedly gang-raped between 150 and 200 women and young boys during a raid of eastern villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this month, humanitarian aids in the region say....

3/9/2010 - International Women's Day Honored by Obamas, Solis
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis were among those in the US government who honored International Women's Day yesterday. Among her remarks, Michelle Obama said, "We're here today not just to pay tribute to leaders and icons and household names...we honor the women who traveled those lonely roads to be the first ones in those courtrooms, to be the first ones in those boardrooms, to be the first ones on those playing fields, and to be the first ones on those battlefields." She continued and said we must "recommit ourselves to carrying on their work for our own daughters and granddaughters, and also for our sons and our grandsons too." President Obama listed a number of his administration's achievements within international women's issued, including "pursuing a global health strategy that makes important investments in child and maternal health," sponsoring "a UN resolution to increase protection for women and girls in conflict-torn countries," creating "the first Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department," "investing $18 million to combat the unconscionable cruelties being committed against girls and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo," and more....

10/1/2009 - UN Security Council Condemns Sexual Violence in War
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the United Nations Security Council yesterday in adopting a resolution condemning sexual violence in war zones....

8/10/2009 - Hillary Clinton in Congo to Denounce Rape as Weapon of War
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to denounce atrocities against women in the war-ravaged country....

8/6/2009 - Rape of Men Used as Weapon of War in Congo
Cases of rape against men are skyrocketing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where rape against women has been increasingly frequently as a weapon of war in recent years....

6/24/2009 - Rape Continues as a Weapon of War in the Congo
During a failed prison break, 20 women were brutally raped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) late Sunday....

6/8/2009 - Incidence of Rape in Democratic Republic of Congo Soaring
The number of rapes reported in Sud-Kivu, an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the last three months was more than half the total number of incidents reported there last year....

1/13/2009 - Rape as a Weapon of War Increases in Congo
Rebels raped more than 80 women in two days in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

12/17/2008 - Congolese Women Protest Rape in Kinshasa
Thousands of Congolese women marched in Kinshasa yesterday to denounce sexual violence against women and children as a tactic of war....

5/21/2008 - Maternal Mortality and Obstetric Fistula Addressed at Press Conference and Hill Briefing
The Congressional Democratic Women's Working Group hosted a press conference and rally followed by a Congressional briefing yesterday focused on maternal mortality around the world and the realities faced by women suffering from obstetric fistula....

4/3/2008 - Senate Committee Hearing on Rape as a Weapon of War
On Tuesday, United States Senator Dick Durbin chaired the first-ever Congressional hearing on the use of rape as a weapon of war....

7/23/2007 - UN Peacekeepers Under Investigation for Sexual Assault
After allegations that Moroccan peacekeepers have committed sexual assault in Cote d'Ivoire, the UN has announced plans to repatriate the entire contingent during its investigation....

3/8/2007 - Young Girls Speak, are Focus of 51st Meeting on Status of Women
Over 6,000 women and men from around the world gathered in New York for the 51st annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women....

10/20/2005 - UN Peacekeepers Still Abusing Women, Says Report
Despite recent international attention to the problem, United Nations peacekeepers are still sexually exploiting and abusing women in the countries in which they serve, according to a report released yesterday by Refugees International....

10/4/2005 - UN Peacekeepers Suspended from Police Force after Sex Abuse Allegations
Eleven Nigerian police officers who were part of a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been suspended from the Nigerian police force in the course of investigations into the sexual abuse of Congolese women and girls....

3/14/2005 - Congo Government Fails to Protect Tens of Thousands of Rape Victims
A leading human rights organization issued a report last week documenting how the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not taken the necessary steps to prosecute the militiamen and renegade soldiers responsible for raping and beating tens of thousands of women and girls in the eastern part of the country....

2/24/2005 - Top UN Refugee Official Charged For Sexual Harassment
A top United Nations official resigned his post after a report detailing a pattern of sexual harassment against his female employees was released by the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services....

2/11/2005 - UN Peacekeepers Banned From Having Sex with Local Congolese
United Nations peacekeepers stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been banned from having sex with local residents as a result of allegations of widespread sexual abuse of women and girls by peacekeepers....

11/29/2004 - Investigators Find Cases of UN Sex Abuse in Congo
Investigators sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo reported more than 150 cases of pedophilia, rape and soliciting prostitutes by United Nations officials and peacekeepers....