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Posted by Tyler Jump on June 26th, 2015
The IRC is ramping up its response in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo where thousands of Burundian refugees have sought shelter from political unrest. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2015
In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Management Day (May 28), the IRC talked with women from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict areas where we work about the challenges of managing their periods while living as refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 21st, 2015
Noella Tchekanabo, a Congolese refugee and mother of six, was determined to make the best life for her children. With the help of the IRC, she was recently resettled in the United States to rebuild the life she once dreamed of for her family. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 9th, 2015
Around the world, millions of girls are denied an education. Instead of giving chocolates or flowers this Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones how much you care for them—and for humanity—by giving A Year of School. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 2nd, 2014
The IRC is deeply saddened by the loss of Elysée Kalemwa, 43, a longtime member of our health staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was killed on Nov. 24 in an ambush by unknown assailants in the country’s North Kivu province. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 11th, 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 The IRC on September 24th, 2014
A story in The Guardian features photos by Tamara Leigh of the IRC's work helping communities recover after the M23 uprising in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
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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 Tamara Leigh on July 21st, 2014
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The IRC is mounting a systematic effort to ensure girls are enrolled and succeeding in Congo’s classrooms, so they can take control of their futures through education, and contribute toward the development of their communities. 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 »

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