Kinshasa — Her limbs flaccid, her eyes wide with fear and pain, Théthé's cries seem oddly detached from her body, as if part of her isn't lying on a brown vinyl mattress, slick with blood and amniotic fluid, in one of the worst places in the world to be a mother.
Where are the voices of women and girls in conflict zones? Where are their voices in decisions that affect their lives? These questions motivated the International Rescue Committee and writer/photographer Ann Jones to produce "A Global Crescendo: Womens Voices from Conflict Zones" in 2007 and 2008. Through photography, women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Sierra Leone and Thailand documented their lives and made their voices heard, both locally and globally.
07 May 2012
Mali Crisis: Latest update on the IRC's emergency response
May 3, 2012 By
Amid the challenges of a tense security situation in northern Mali, the IRC is looking at repairing water points and distributing water purification kits, should they be needed.