Campaign African Regional Summit

African_Campaign_Members_Join_Forces_at_Our_Regional_Summit.jpgIn March, The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict brought Campaign Members from across Africa together for an energetic and inspiring regional summit in Nairobi, Kenya. 

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The Rwandan Genocide: 20th Anniversary

20 years after more than 800,000 Rwandans perished in the Rwandan Genocide, find out how the sexual violence survivors left behind are finding hope and working to stop rape in conflict.

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Pledgeworthy: April News

The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict and our members have been working hard around the world to prevent sexual violence, protect survivors and prosecute perpetrators. Together we are making an impact - share our news with your friends and invite them to join the Campaign!

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Kosovo: War Benefits To Rape Survivors

Kosovo’s national assembly has voted to offer benefits to sexual violence survivors from the 1998-99 Kosovo war. This decision comes after months of pressure from groups such as Campaign Advisory Committee Member Amnesty International.

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The Campaign Talks to the Canadian Senate

This week, Campaign Members Liz Bernstein (Nobel Women's Initiative), Marilou McPhedran (Women, Peace and Security Network) and Jessica Tomlin (MATCH International) joined national and international policy-makers at a Senate Human Rights Committee to review Canada’s leadership on issues of rape and gender violence in conflict. 

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The Campaign Goes to Eastern Congo!

The Campaign is back from a remarkable journey on our Congo Women Speak delegation to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nobel Laureate and Campaign Advisory Committee member Leymah Gbowee led the delegation, which met with Campaign members ending sexual violence in conflict.

We are now focused on sharing the needs they identified and amplifying their messages through the Campaign's network. 

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Grassroots Activist Success: CSW Event Highlights

On March 17, the Campaign, MADRE and The Global Fund for Women hosted “What Does Success Look Like on the Ground: Women in Burma, Sudan, Haiti and the DRC are Organizing for Change” at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, NY. 

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Women Working for Peace in Syria

On the third anniversary of the Syrian armed conflict, widespread sexual violence persists, but so does the resolve of Syrian women working for peace and justice in their country.

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Campaign Echoes Calls of South Sudanese Women Activists for Peace

During a regional meeting of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict last week in Nairobi, campaigners called on the international community to take urgent action and end the violence in South Sudan. The statement issued from the meeting supports the calls of the grassroots women's activists in South Sudan who are continuing to struggle for meaningful participation at peace talks and ensure humanitarian access to the region.

 

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The ICC acquits Congolese rebel leader of sexual violence charges

The International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Congolese rebel leader Germain Katanga of crimes against humanity and war crimes today, but acquitted him of rape and sexual slavery charges.

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