Archives for posts with tag: DRC

Diplomat Artist Buzz – International Day Demands Ending Child Soldiers

Children as the most vulnerable members of society are no strangers to recruitment as child soldiers in world conflicts spanning wide geographic swaths from Afghanistan to the DRC to South Sudan.

Women in Nepal.
5 Most Dangerous Countries for Women
Recommended by Susan Sacirbey – Excellent, well-documented article by Khushbu Kapadia, ‪#‎StudentDiplomat‬ from Montclair State University that should be required reading for anyone interested in social justice & human rights. Read on to find out the five most dangerous countries for women.

11-18-2014DRCongoIn October, UNHCR registered 1,737 incidents in the territories of Kalemie & the so-called “triangle of death.” These included the looting & burning of houses, extortion, torture, forced labour & recruitment into armed groups, sexual violence and mass rape.

Rape & Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

At Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, this young woman from the Ogaden Community presents her impassioned plea for recognition. The UN urges reparations for victims, not just one-cash payments but land & inheritance rights.

From DRC to Somalia, Bosnia, & Syria sexual violence in conflict must end. “It is a weapon of war, aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, & everything to do with power. It is done to torture & humiliate innocent people, often very young children.”

UN: Extremely Grave Situation in CAR Demands Urgent Attention

Genocide in the Central African Republic.


Could Goma turn into the next Pompeii? Are ancestors sending warning about possible devastation? UN Peacekeepers are flying in to collect scientific information to avert further tragedy in the DRC from a least-studied volcano.

Multiple Emergencies Pose Great Test for Global Humanitarian System

Excellent summary from Valerie Amos, Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator covering Syria, Philippines, CAR, South Sudan, Sudan, DRC, Somalia, Sahel, Afghanistan, Haiti, & Myanmar.

Watch Film Report: GENDER DEFINED CRIMES, (From Bosnia to Rwanda to DRC to Syria)
The Rome Conference for the first time defined a category of “gender based crimes” that were mainly directed at women & girls. The experiences of Bosnia & Herzegovina were decisive in convincing some states to support. Our delegation made up of international legal experts & led by Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey played a crucial law in both definition & adoption.

Watch Film Report: UN’s BANGLADESHI FEMALE OFFICERS IN DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)
With sexual violence and rape at intolerable levels over the last decade in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), female police officers from Bangladesh are at a premium both to protect and empower women/girls in the country.  –WATCH–