New report says local women’s organizations urgently need help
(Ottawa—6 December 2013)
The women of Sudan are facing a crisis of sexual violence with no end in sight. This is the finding of a new report released today by The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict that documents the pervasiveness of sexual violence against women throughout the country and also highlights the important work being done by survivors and activists to combat the crisis.
Un nouveau rapport affirme que des organisations locales de femmes ont besoin d'une aide urgente
(Ottawa—6 décembre 2013)
Les Soudanaises sont confrontées à une crise de violence sexuelle dont on ne voit point la fin. C'est la conclusion d'un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par la Campagne internationale pour mettre fin aux viols et à la violence fondée sur le genre en situation de conflit et qui documente l'omniprésence de la violence sexuelle faite aux femmes dans tout le pays et qui souligne le travail important qui est fait par les survivantes et les militantes pour mettre fin à la crise.
(October 10, 2013)--In a letter released today, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict—including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and six other Nobel laureates—called on members of the African Union (AU) to back the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a critical tool for combating rape and other forms of gender violence. African leaders are gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 11 and 12 for an extraordinary summit of the AU. It is expected that member states will consider a proposal for a united pullout from the ICC and the treaty that created it, the Rome Statute.
Ottawa—25 September 2013
As a global movement of civil society organizations working to end sexual violence, we applaud the introduction of "The Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict" yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly. The Declaration—signed by 113 countries—is a powerful pledge to prevent, protect against, and prosecute rape in war. This collective action of UN member states sends a powerful message to survivors of sexual violence that their healing and justice is a priority. Importantly, it sends a message to perpetrators that they can no longer get away with their crimes.
Ottawa—25 June 2013
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2106 is a significant step forward in bringing perpetrators of sexual violence in war to justice, the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict said today. The Campaign commended the United Kingdom for its continued leadership on this issue and the United States for its commitment to drafting the resolution.
Bukavu—14 juin 2013
Le Docteur Mukwege s’indigne d’une recrudescence de cas de viols sur des jeunes enfants au Sud Kivu.
« Je n’ai jamais vu une telle horreur depuis 2004. Les enfants affluent à l’hôpital dans un état extrêmement critique » s’indigne Denis Mukwege, Médecin Directeur de l’Hôpital Général de Référence de Panzi.
Bukavu—14 June, 2013
Rape of children is on the rise in South Kivu.
“ I have not seen such horror since 2004. Children are coming to the hospital in extreme critical conditions,” said Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi General Referral Hospital.
A True African Renaissance Includes a Plan to Stop Gender Violence in Conflict
Ottawa—23 May 2013
Building an action plan to end sexual violence in conflict is a powerful way for the African Union to celebrate its 50th anniversary at its historic summit this week, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict said today.
Ottawa—April 15, 2013
The world’s only coalition of civil society organizations dedicated to ending rape in conflict is calling upon G8 Ministers to immediately start implementing commitments made during last week’s summit to end sexual violence in conflict. The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is urging other nations to show similar leadership as the G8 countries.
Ottawa, Canada – March 26, 2013
The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict hails the rapid transfer of Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda to the International Criminal Court last week, a first step towards justice for survivors of gender violence in the Great Lakes region.