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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 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 »
Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2013
Heidi Lehmann is director of the IRC's women's protection and empowerment programs. In a new video for the NoVo Foundation, she shares her motivation for being part of the movement to end violence against women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3rd, 2013
Congo is often described as one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, because of its high rates of maternal mortality and sexual assault and other serious threats to women and girls. But that’s only part of the story. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 14th, 2013
From Bukavu to Brooklyn, a roundup of IRC staff, supporters and members of the communities we serve participating in #1BillionRising events on February 14, the 15th anniversary of the V-Day movement to end violence against women. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 11th, 2013
Tune in tonight for the rebroadcast of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on PBS. Part 1 features the IRC's work in Sierra Leone to protect and empower survivors of sexual violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12th, 2013
Three years after Haiti's devastating earthquake, the IRC's country director in Haiti looks at some of the greatest challenges facing Haitians as they recover and rebuild. First: women's ongoing struggles with sexual violence and poverty. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2nd, 2013
Congratulations to the IRC's director of women's protection and empowerment, Heidi Lehmann, as well as the 20 other inspiring change-makers recognized by Women's E-News as "21 leaders for the 21st century." more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2012
November 25 to December 10 are the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. What are you doing during these two weeks to take action against violence? Tomorrow, the IRC is part of a special 16 Days Twitter chat. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2012
When violence broke out in Kenya after the disputed 2008 presidential elections, more than 1,300 people lost their lives. With new elections scheduled for this coming March, the IRC is working with Kenyan partners to avert a repeat of the past. more »