#16Days: Women leaders in the DRC weigh in on Peace, Security and Cooperation

Report Review: Women’s Leadership and Participation in the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes Region: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities by Niamh Reilly and Roslyn Warren. This was a report on a joint study done by the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway, and the …

Time to Act: Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: What Should Canada Do?

A Congolese woman at the Bompata Encampment, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo credit: Marie Frechon/United Nations. Last month, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development released a report by its Subcommittee on Human Rights: A Weapon of War: Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in the Democratic Republic …

Time to Act: New blog series highlights issues of SGBV around the world

  Next week’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict faces a formidable challenge – to not only inspire commitments to end sexual violence in conflict, but to elicit concrete actions to resolve this insidious and enduring issue. As the Summit approaches, Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada members will examine issues of …

Film: War on Women

Women in a shelter for survivors of sexual violence in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo credit: Marie Frechon/United Nations. “War on Women” is a powerful, 15-minute film by award-winning filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn. Featuring testimonies from sexual violence survivors and perpetrators, as well as insights from analysts and activists, the film explores the impact of …

Conflict Minerals Act: Consumers complicit in sexual violence

Internally displaced woman at a camp in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo credit: Marie Frechon / United Nations Letter to the Editor – Winnipeg Free Press March 21, 2014 With Nobel Laureate nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege Mukengere’s upcoming visit to Winnipeg, we would like to bring an important issue forward for your …