Since 1933, the IRC has provided hope and humanitarian aid to refugees and other victims of oppression and violent conflict around the world.
The IRC on Twitter
VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Half the Sky: Shining a light on violence against women [Video]
August 2, 2012
By The IRC
One of the gravest threats to a woman’s life is violence inflicted upon her simply because she is a woman. Our partner Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is shining a light on violence against women.
This new Half the Sky video features appearances by actress Eva Mendes and excerpts from an interview with the IRC's always-inspiring Amie Kandeh. Amie manages an IRC program in Sierra Leone that informs communities about the consequences of forced female genital mutilation and runs three health centers where survivors of rape and other forms of sexual assault can get free help.