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.
Guest contributor Carrie Ross Welch is senior vice president of external relations for the International Rescue Committee. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Dakar — In conflict-hit West African countries, husbands often pose a greater threat to women's lives than an armed assailant, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said in a recent report, but even in more stable countries, violence against women is hard to eradicate.
An IRC signboard in Sierra Leone to raise awareness and change attitudes to fight violence against women. In partnership with the Sierra Leone police the ads are displayed at police stations across the country.