On March 26, 2013 the International Rescue Committee presented a Briefing from the Field webcast with Aisha Bain, the IRC’s Women’s Protection & Empowerment Advocacy Officer for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rhoda Mukamba (second from left) lost her husband and her home when mobs attacked her Kenyan village in January 2008 after a disputed presidential election. With new elections scheduled for this coming March, the IRC is working with partners and communities in Kenya to avert a repeat of the violence.
The International Rescue Committee's Amie Kandeh, a leading advocate in Sierra Leone for women's rights and protection, is featured in the documentary Half the Sky on PBS. Amie helped open three centers in Sierra Leone to aid survivors of sexual assault. She has also pioneered innovative programs that aim to end violence and empower women and girls.
George Rupp talks about the ripple effects of gender inequality for the Half the Sky movement. George Rupp has been president of the International Rescue Committee since July 2002. As the IRC's chief executive officer, Dr. Rupp oversees the agency's relief and development operations in over 40 countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States.