"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


combatting sexual violence

Two very interesting efforts to combat the sexual violence problem in the eastern DRC. One is public and military education efforts from Search for Common Ground, profiled in this short film:

Another effort worth mentioning is the Open Society Justice Initiative, which is one of the sponsors of a mobile court that tries sexual violence cases. Open Society Foundations just ran a fantastic series of posts about the court's work. These are not your usual cheerleading NGO press release posts; they chronicle the challenges and difficulties in pursuing justice for victims of sexual violence in all their gritty detail. They're well worth your time to read.


Anonymous Amber said...

This is a truly admirable advocacy. Africa more than any other country needs noble individuals and organizations such as these. More power!

Monday, September 26, 2011 8:43:00 AM


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