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Helping Women Survivors of War Rebuild Their Lives

Helping Women Survivors of War Rebuild Their Lives
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Dr Mukwege: L'homme qui répare les femmes La première fois qu'il a vu dans son cabinet une femme violée, c'était en 1999. Le Dr Mukwege travaillait dans une région montagneuse perdue de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo. Il y était le seul gynécologue. En 14 ans de pratique dans la région, le Dr Mukwege n'avait jamais rien vu de tel. Le mois suivant, à l'hôpital de Panzi, à Bukavu, dans le Sud-Kivu, le médecin a observé 45 cas semblables. Il y eut un cas. Près de 15 ans plus tard, le Dr Mukwege estime à 500 000 le nombre total de femmes et de filles violées en RDC. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer le Dr Mukwege à l'occasion du premier Forum mondial des femmes francophones, à Paris, le 20 mars. Son travail admirable lui a déjà valu de nombreux prix internationaux, dont le Prix des droits de l'homme des Nations unies. Certains voudraient le faire taire, voyant sans doute en lui un témoin gênant. Quand le Dr Mukwege a choisi la gynéco-obstétrique, il ne s'imaginait pas au chevet de survivantes de viol.

Investing in Women “As more cash and assets get into the hands of women, more of these earnings get into the mouths, medicine, and schoolbooks of their children, while at the same time increasing women’s bargaining position and power in the family and community; and their ability to act against violence in the home and in the world. There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.” - Kofi Annan, Former Secretary -General of the United Nations The key to economic development lies in unleashing women’s potential and investing in women’s capabilities. Women bear a disproportionate weight of the world's poverty, representing 70% of the world's poor. Women’s roles as the primary caretakers of children, providers of household fuel and water, and in many areas of the world, producers of food, can only begin to illustrate their importance in the economies and societies of developing countries.

Microfinance Management Institute-MFMI Women for Women International International : Development and Relief Services Helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives Charts Government Grants Fundraising Program Expenses Women for Women International (WWI) provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. Charities Performing Similar Types of Work Highly Rated Most Viewed This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator. Les femmes du Congo face aux séquelles des viols La situation dramatique des rescapées de la guerre et de la violence sexuelle. « S’il y avait eu la paix, cela ne nous serait pas arrivé » , dit Kasoke Kabunga. Comme des milliers d’autres femmes dans l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Kasoke et sa fille ont été violées par des miliciens armés. Sa fille est morte, Kasoke a survécu mais a contracté le VIH/sida. Leur tragédie met un visage féminin sur les 10 ans de guerre en RDC, qui ont fait plus de 3 millions de morts et déplacé 3,5 millions de personnes. Par Mary Kimani « S’il y avait eu la paix, cela ne nous serait pas arrivé » , dit Kasoke Kabunga. Aujourd’hui, une poignée de Congolaises courageuses essaie d’aider Kasoke et d’autres femmes rescapées à trouver des solutions aux multiples problèmes auxquels elles font face. Rachel Kembe, médecin, fait partie de ces Congolaises qui leur viennent en aide. “Le viol, ajoute-t-elle, est utilisé dans cette guerre comme une arme.” "Nos ressources ne sont pas suffisantes"

Helping Women Survivors of War Rebuild Their Lives | Women for Women International Thank you, [FirstName], for your generous donation to Women for Women International. You changed a woman's life today! Your gift of [Amount] on August 15, 2014 will help women right now who are struggling to regain their lives and their dignity as they recover from the ravages of war. To learn more about the impact of your gift you can watch our videos or learn about the countries we work in. Your secure transaction ID is [TrasactionId]. You'll receive an email with acknowledgement of your gift shortly at [Email]. With heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support, Your Friends at Women for Women International Ask your employer about matching gifts - a trip to your Human Resources Department could double your gift and double your impact on a woman's life! Women for Women International's 501(c) 3 employer identification number is 52-1838756.

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Observatoire international des violences sexuelles dans les conflits armés U.S. Women Hit Hardest by Poverty, Says Census Report In the wake of the Kansas City shootings, a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the rampant violence that has been perpetrated by users of right-wing extremist sites. The day after long-time white supremacist and anti-Semite Frazier Glenn Miller allegedly opened fire outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish centers, killing three people, he was denounced by the founder of, one of the Internet’s oldest and largest white nationalist forums. “We have enough of a problem with how we are portrayed without some homicidal whack job coming along and reinforcing that,” Don Black told The Daily Beast at the time. But while Black proudly made clear that Miller was never allowed to post on Stormfront, a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit civil rights advocacy group, shows that Black’s site has hosted its fair share of “homicidal whack jobs.” Stormfront, specifically, has had a long history of violence among its members.