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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on July 24th, 2014
The International Rescue Committee works with 380 Congolese adolescent girls in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp, building their life and leadership skills. Adolescent girls should not be viewed as victims: girls can be at the forefront of change in their families and communities when given the opportunity. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 22nd, 2014
The International Rescue Committee joins the global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and forced genital mutilation for all girls within a generation. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 11th, 2014
The IRC and InterAction recently sponsored two women from Congo to travel to the United States and speak about their experiences working with women's grassroots organizations in their country. Séraphine and Marie Jeannette Nabintu M’Mirindi reflect on their time in America and their work with women and girls in Congo. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10th, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 3rd, 2014
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enabled adolescent girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 15th, 2014
Andrew Kusimba, father of two and community leader in Kenya, recently took part in a groundbreaking workshop that aims to engage “champion” men who will raise awareness about violence against women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 13th, 2014
These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has descended into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of sexual violence have increased dramatically. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 12th, 2014
Hear from 2014 InterAction Humanitarian Award winner Séraphine Nsekanabo Musanga, who works with an IRC-supported grassroots organization in an area of eastern Congo that has endured years of conflict and widespread violence against women. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on May 8th, 2014
IRC employment specialist Jaclyn Vaseleck had success helping newly arrived female refugees find their first jobs in the United States, but she believed the IRC could do more for them. She had an idea. What if these women could get together on a regular basis, exchange notes, sympathize with and learn from one another? more »
Posted by giselle benatar on April 17th, 2014
Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario shows through photos and video how women in Congo are defying the odds to become powerful agents for change in their communities. more »