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Rape in Congo: 'A Country Sport'
World  (tags: Congo, rape, violence, war, world, children, women, reality, "rape mines of the world", crime, "warcrimes", HumanRights )

- 3938 days ago -
Girls as young as nine raped by soldiers, women with their insides blown apart by rifle blasts, others raped in front of their children - despite the war officially ending in 2003, this is still an everyday reality for many women in eastern Congo,...
End the Use of Child Soldiers ACTION
World  (tags: Kony, human rights, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, petition, family, LRA, children )

- 2256 days ago -
While the United States is supporting efforts to apprehend LRA leader Joseph Kony, it must also ensure that other armed groups and governments in the region cease recruiting child soldiers and help rehabilitate the children who are already soldiers.
TAKE ACTION: Speak Up for Conflict Minerals Regulations
World  (tags: TAKE ACTION: SIGN PETITION, conflict, corruption, Congo, conflict minerals, crime, ethics, government, humanrights )

- 2468 days ago -
This is a critical moment for conflict minerals regulations. Join us in the fight to ensure our electronics products are not fueling rape and violence in eastern Congo by sending an email to your Member of Congress. Ask them to weigh in with the SEC ..
White House: Defend the People of Congo ACTION
World  (tags: Congo, violence, world, humanrights, crime, conflict, politics, government )

- 2003 days ago -
The U.S. government can help end the crisis. Now, more than ever, it's time to show leadership. We need to encourage the White House to promote peace in the region. Join the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, Jewish World Watch, Free the...
Ask for a U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region ACTION
World  (tags: war, humanrights, world, violence, Congo, Ntaganda, Mary Robinson, Great Lakes )

- 1879 days ago -
Recently, wanted war criminal and M23 rebel leader Bosco ("The Terminator") Ntaganda turned himself in to the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. And Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, was appointed the UN...
Sign Petition: Ask President Obama to Send a Special Envoy to the Congo
World  (tags: world, Rwanda, Congo, starvation, children, women, men, war, fighting, rape, looting, violence, humanrights, government, death, conflict )

- 3341 days ago -
Since 1998, an estimated 5.4 million people have died due to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while countless others fled to neighboring countries for safety or remain in camps far from their homes.
Women's Rights Petition: Ask Apple to Guarantee Products Don't Fund Rape and Violence in the Congo | Change.Org
World  (tags: rape, violence, Congo, Apple, petition )

- 2396 days ago -
The Congo, wracked by intense armed conflict for years, is a major source of the minerals needed foriPods, iPads, and Macs. Sign this petition to tell Apple that you want to know their products aren't tainted by funding rape and violence abroad.
Sign Petition: 61 Years of UN Peacekeeping - Send a Letter Thanking Peacekeepers for Their Service.
World  (tags: world, humanitarian, relief, war, violence, UN, peacekeepers, middle-east, africa, darfur, zimbabwe, congo, sri lanka, human, rights, starvation, food, medicine, conflict, politics, terrorism, freedoms, death, humanrights )

- 3278 days ago -
Take a minute to watch the message from George Clooney below. Then sign this letter and join us in thanking the 100,000 brave men and women from 118 countries serving as UN peacekeepers in 16 of the most volatile countries in the world.
U.N. Approves New Force to Pursue Congo's Rebels
World  (tags: world, humanrights, peace, war, crime, UN, Congo )

- 1879 days ago -
The brigade will be part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, within its troop ceiling of 19,815. The United Nations currently has more than 17,700 peacekeepers and more than 1,400 international police in Congo.
Congolese Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Turns Himself In
World  (tags: violence, crimes, Bosco Ntaganda, Congo, war crimes, ICC )

- 1886 days ago -
The United States government indicated it would send the Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be tried for grave international crimes. Ntaganda turned himself in to the US embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, on March-
M23 Rebel Leader Bosco Ntaganda Pleads 'Not Guilty' at the International Criminal Court
World  (tags: violence, crimes, Bosco Ntaganda, Congo, M23, war crimes, ICC )

- 1879 days ago -
Ntaganda, also known as "The Terminator," a nickname that reflects the brutal reputation he earned through his violent career, is widely considered one of the most blatant perpetrators of mass atrocities in eastern Congo.
UN Reports Tens of Thousands More Flee Armed Groups in Congo
World  (tags: world, violence, war, Congo, genocide, starvation, rape, children, women, abuse, Africa, UN, EU, Geneva, Rwanda, politics, humanrights, crime, death )

- 3341 days ago -
Over 250,000 people have been displaced this year in North Kivu, while in Orientale region, nearly 190,000 have been displaced in the last six months, and some 16,000 refugees have fled to South Sudan. Children are abducted as soldiers and sex slaves.
Chinese Demand and Financial Crisis Cause Surge in Kenya Elephant Poaching
World  (tags: world, africa, japan, china, smugglers, poachers, tusks, congo, financial crisis, money, crime, animals, elephants, ivory, wildlife, humans, death )

- 3372 days ago -
A combination of the global economic crisis and soaring Chinese demand for ivory has prompted a "dramatic and alarming" surge in elephant poaching in Kenya. "This is something we have not seen for a very long time, if at all," said Patrick Omondi.
Women in Congo Speak Out About Rape Despite Taboo
World  (tags: world, UN, Africa, Congo, Tutsi, rape, suffering, women, violence, humanrights, government, crime )

- 3348 days ago -
Zamuda Sikujuwa shuffles to a bench in the sunshine, pushes apart her thighs with a grimace of pain and pumps her fist up and down in a lewd-looking gesture to show how the militiamen shoved an automatic rifle inside her.

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