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Advocating change for women in Congo: Grassroots activists head to the United States

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Congo: Dr. Jill Biden visits women who are working for their own empowerment with the IRC’s support

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This week's Rescue Roundup

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Creating visions, creating futures for girls

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Women of Congo defy convention

Daring to Defy: Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario shows how women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are becoming powerful agents of change in their communities, with help from the IRC. More on this project: Rescue.org/Defy

Champion dad

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Empowering survivors: honoring Séraphine Musanga of Congo

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Voices of women in the Central African Republic

These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has desceded into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approiximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of sexual violence have increased dramatically.

Where are Nigeria's missing girls? On the hunt for Boko Haram

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Where are Nigeria's missing girls? On the hunt for Boko Haram
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June 11, 2014
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CNN
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"The International Rescue Committee (IRC) estimates that as many as 1,000 refugees a week are crossing the border into Niger's Diffa region. Four out of five are women and girls. The IRC estimates that if the violence continues in northern Nigeria, up to 100,000 refugees could be living in Diffa by the end of the year."

She's First: Refugee moms help each other adjust to life in a new country

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