Monthly Archives: February 2014

Understanding the Experiences of Congolese Women with Children Born from Rape: Data Analysis – Day 3

I was fortunate to have some time yesterday and today with Nita Evele (Director of Congo Global Action) at the Hear Her Voice advocacy event in Washington, DC. It was an honor to speak on a panel about Women in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Understanding the Experiences of Congolese Women with Children Born from Rape: Data Analysis – Day 2

I’ve made it through the first thorough read of the transcripts for all 5 focus groups. The margins are filled with notations and I’ve gone back through each a couple of times to get a sense of “the whole.” I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Understanding the Experiences of Congolese Women with Children Born from Rape: Data Analysis – Day 1

Today I immersed myself in the transcript from the first focus group that I facilitated at Panzi hospital in the fall of 2012. As I read their discussion, I had in front of me a picture of the group. Margerita … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Questions We Must Keep Asking about Sexualized Violence in the DR Congo

Why are women’s bodies a battleground? How are trauma and poverty factors in perpetration and victimization? What is the supply chain not just for conflict minerals but for weapons? How do gender norms contribute to sexualized violence? Who is funding … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment