Monthly Archives: September 2012

Introducing – The Badilika Congo Blog!

The purpose of the Badilika Congo Blog (Badilika means “change” in Kiswahili) is to feature voices of Congolese youth who have much to say about their lives and country but lack the resources to access the internet. This is the inaugural … Continue reading

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A Day at Panzi Hospital

Dr. Mukwege returned to work at the hospital today after arriving from NYC last night. I honestly don’t know how he does it! He was very pleased with his trip and all that transpired at the Nobel Women Initiative, Clinton … Continue reading

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From the ground zero of rape in conflict: An interview with Dr. Denis Mukwege by Lauren Wolfe, Director, Women Under Siege

(To learn more about Lauren Wolfe and the work of Women Under Siege, visit http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org) I’ve found that there are few men who want to sit in a room and talk about how to stop rape. Few show up at … Continue reading

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Mukwege Speaks at Stop Rape Campaign at UN

Dr. Mukwege spoke at the Stop Rape Campaign event at the UN today. Here are some of his quotes. These are strong words given that DRC President Kabila is also in town at the Waldorf-Astoria. Kabila will address the UN … Continue reading

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Dr. Mukwege Accepts Solar Panel Project from Cousteau at Clinton Global Initiative

 Philippe Cousteau’s GlobalECHO Foundation Announces Inaugural Project To Support the Health And Wellbeing Of Women In Need At The Clinton Global Initiative Eighth Annual Meeting (via PR Newswire)NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The GlobalECHO Foundation (www.globalechofoundation.org), a 501©(3) charitable foundation dedicated … Continue reading

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Helping or Hurting? The Dilemma of Aid (Part II)

Every time I visit a restaurant or hotel in Bukavu (they have the best internet connections), at least one of the staff has asked me for financial assistance. Pretty much every one I meet, at some point, asks for help. … Continue reading

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Helping or Hurting? The Dilemma of Aid

Friday, there was a couple – husband and wife – at the hospital. They were petite, probably only 5 feet tall, each of them – and clearly stressed. They had been sitting for hours outside an office as if they … Continue reading

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