Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Spirit of Panzi

It’s been a rough few days at Panzi hospital. The attack on Dr. Mukwege last Thursday night and the death of his employee, who was a long-time friend, was shocking and heart-wrenching.  You can read the press release from Panzi … Continue reading

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Dr. Denis Mukwege Survives Armed Attack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hollidaysburg, PA, October 28, 2012 – Panzi Foundation USA is shocked and saddened by the recent attack on our co-founder, Dr. Denis Mukwege, and the murder of his long-time employee.  As widely reported in the media, several … Continue reading

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Mami says, “Women say no to war.”

So glad to have Mami back in Bukavu! She journeyed here from Rutshuru last night as I have hired her to assist with my research project on mothers’ acceptance and/or rejection of children born from sexual violence. This is a … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words

On any given day at Panzi Hospital, there are over 200 women receiving treatment for their injuries due to  sexualized violence. Recently, I asked a group of women if they would like to share a quote about their thoughts on … Continue reading

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Panzi Foundation USA Helps Congo Women – Heal. Live. Hope.

When Dr. Mukwege, chief surgeon at Panzi Hospital, asked me in 2009 to help him start a foundation in the US, to support initiatives of the hospital, little did I know such an incredible journey would unfold! It is a … Continue reading

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Congo Women Hold Up Half the Sky!

In honor of the book and recently released documentary, “Half the Sky,” http://www.halftheskymovement.org by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, women at Panzi Hospital demonstrate holding up half the sky in solidarity with their sisters around the globe. Panzi staff explained … Continue reading

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The Badilika Congo Blog: Even in the Face of Impossible Odds, People Who Love Their Country Can Change It

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 third … Continue reading

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