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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 »
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 Peter Biro on June 23rd, 2014
There are now 51.2 million refugees and displaced people across the world. Most are struggling to get by in crowded camps, dilapidated apartments and improvised shelters exposed to the elements. The IRC’s Peter Biro shares some of his photos of uprooted people. 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 Tamara Leigh on March 27th, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have recently fled their homes due to armed violence in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how a bustling market is helping to restore hope and opportunity to these familes. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8th, 2014
"I want to teach because I want to help others realize their dreams," says Alliance, who hopes to become a professor of architecture. The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project put the 16-year-old in front of a college classroom to try on her future role. more »

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