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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 Sara Wayne Callies on February 13th, 2013
I have been anticipating and dreading the Domiz camp women’s meeting for weeks. It was from Domiz camp that I heard the reports of sexual violence I wrote about in my first blog. Two days ago we finally sat down to talk together. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 12th, 2013
On Thursday, February 14, IRC staff members across the United States and around the world are joining One Billion Rising, to dance, rise up and demand an end to violence and sexual abuse against women and girls. 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 30th, 2013
Thank you to everyone who sent a letter through our website, urging the Obama administration to ensure that sufficient U.S. funds go toward protecting Syrian women and girls. Your voice was heard. more »
Posted by Sara Wayne Callies on January 28th, 2013
I’m ashamed to admit how afraid I am to go to the Middle East. I’m not afraid of being a half day’s walk from Syria’s war zone — I’m not afraid for my safety. I am afraid of the weight of the pain I will witness. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25th, 2013
Next week leaders from around the world will gather in Kuwait in response to a United Nations appeal for $1.5 billion in urgently needed humanitarian assistance for uprooted Syrians. Urge Secretary Clinton to take a strong stand for survivors of sexual violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 18th, 2013
Send an urgent message to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ask her to lead the way by taking a strong stand for Syrian survivors of sexual violence and pressing other nations to follow suit. more »
Posted by Alina Potts on January 14th, 2013
For adolescents, fitting in is often hard—and it is certainly no exception as refugee in Lebanon. After the horrors many experienced in Syria, girls speak of the difficulties they face in their daily lives: how their new community treats them, how it feels to be teased or unable to go to school. 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 »