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Ghana launches survey on ‘schools, sex and safety’

A major and nationwide survey on sexual safety of teenagers in schools has been launched in Ghana. Dubbed the ‘SCHOOLS, SEX & SAFETY’ survey it is aimed at getting enough details about the sexual security of teenagers from harassment, abuse, proposals and rape. The survey which is the first of its kind in Ghana is being coordinated by private media production house, EAA-Media productions. The production company said in a statement that the aim of the survey is also “paint a nationwide picture of sexual safety in schools, and to…

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Empowering women empowers the world

   By: Jennifer Fierberg The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been mired in violence perpetrated by various rebel groups in geo-strategic and ethnic wars for the last two decades. This area of the DRC is rich in mineral wealth that foreign countries seek to use in many electronic and travel innovations. Unfortunately, access to these minerals has wreaked havoc and devastation on the communities in this area. Those most affected by these ongoing wars are women and children. Men also suffer from this horrific violence…

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The Men Who Killed Me

By: Jennifer Fierberg Many books have been written about the 1994 Rwandan Genocide from various perspectives. The majority of the books analyse the unending question of was this war planned, unplanned, a spontaneous outbreak of mass violence or an organized and strategic event that took the lives of almost one million people in just 100 days.  Many questions will always remain unanswered about this horrific time in history and many scholars will debate the issues for years to come. The iron grip on information and criticism of any kind against…

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Horrific Ambush on DR Congo Doctor: Dr. Denis Mukwege

 Denis Mukwege Mukengere is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was attacked in his home tonight at gunpoint. Exactly one month ago he was addressing the United Nations about the crisis that he faces every day in the Congo with the women who are victims of sexual violence. He said in part: “Alas! Women victims of Sexual Violence in Eastern DR Congo are in disgrace. I constantly before my eyes the eyes of the old women, daughters, mothers and babies even…

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