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‘It would be a better world if women felt safe in public spaces’ – By Salma Belhassine, activist from Tunisia

‘It would be a better world if women felt safe in public spaces’ – By Salma Belhassine, activist from Tunisia

Last week UN Women published a story in the ‘From where I stand…‘ editorial series about Salma Belhassine, a 21-year-old activist from Tunisia, part of the Youth Leadership Programme, an initiative by UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in partnership with UN...

‘Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help’ – By Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist from Iraq, survivor of genocide and human trafficking. She is also Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations (UNODC), and author of ‘The Last Girl‘. Murad is one of the 5000 Yazidi...

Kavumu: Child Rapes and Murders Declared Crimes Against Humanity in Landmark Case

The first retweet of 2018 we made is a tweet from our founder Max Dana in which she mentioned the events in Congo: As a new year starts, I'm very concerned by the dire situation of so many people, here and abroad. Current events in #Iran and #DRC are preoccupying. Hard to wish an...

Soudan du Sud : les femmes manifestent pour la paix et contre les violences

Depuis l’indépendance du Soudan du Sud en 2011, le pays a connu de nombreux conflits, des famines et des déplacements de population. Résultat d’une guerre civile sanglante entre partisans du président Salva Kiir et ceux du vice-président Riek Machar. Et au coeur de ces...

Jacqueline Fall, A psychologist alongside traumatized children in Kavumu (DRC)

Last week during our Human Rights Week, we published a series of posts and one of them was about Congo. We shared with you an article by Darcy Ataman, founder and CEO of Make Music Matter, music producer and guest lecturer at the University of Winnipeg. In The Art of Resilience in the...

The Art of Resilience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – By Darcy Ataman

This week we celebrate Human Rights Week on The MagkaSama Project and it’s the occasion to highlight the work and events by organizations, foundations and partners we support for a long time. We already mentioned ONU Femmes France and Ornage Day, and also Lighting the Way for Human...

Crumbling Congo – the making of a humanitarian emergency by IRIN

We regularly recommend reports and articles to help you better understand what is at stake in Congo. Today we selected an article by IRIN on the Congo crisis: How did we get here? A look on how a political crisis evolved to a “Level 3” humanitarian emergency. The article...

La culture du viol en Libye, une enquête de Cécile Allegra et Céline Bardet (WWoW)

La culture du viol en Libye, une enquête de Cécile Allegra et Céline Bardet (WWoW)

En début de semaine Le Monde a publié le second volet de l’enquête menée par Cécile Allegra avec Céline Bardet et We are Not Weapons of War. La réalisatrice Cécile Allegra (Prix Albert Londres 2015) et Céline Bardet, juriste internationale spécialisée dans les crimes de...

Grace Akallo comes back from the last place on earth

UNICEF published an awful, true story. The story of Grace Akallo who was abducted by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army and forced to fight – to live.  She talks about her captivity and how education became her hope, her salvation – and her impetus to fight for peace. From the...

Uganda expels ‘rebels’, Babies victims of rape, Carbon bubble

Uganda expels ‘rebels’, Babies victims of rape, Carbon bubble

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed. In focus this week: Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement has recommended the expulsion of four outspoken members of parliament from the party; Babies as young as six months victims of rape in war: U.N. envoy;...




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