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The 2017 Human Rights Award, which is issued jointly by the ecumenical World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and Signis, a membership body for Roman Catholic media professionals, has ... The eastern portion of the DRC faces particular challenges in sexual violence towards women.
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The United Nations on Wednesday gave a cautious welcome after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) allowed some anti-government ... The head of the UN's joint office for human rights in the DRC, Abdoul Aziz Thioye, cautioned it was “too soon to determine a trend.”.

The 1st African Union (AU) - United Nations (UN) High-Level Dialogue on Human Rights was convened on 24 April 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ... in the field of human rights and highlighted the successful deployment of Human Rights Observers in Burundi, CAR, DRC, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan, ...
The primary goal was to gather basic information on ''the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the DRC'' between March 1993 and June 2003. The start period was chosen because of the 20 March 1993 Ntoto market massacre in the ...
As the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila continues to snub efforts by the international community to bring peace and stability to ... to the people of DRC, who are facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis and gross human rights violations,” said Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International's ...
Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch director for Central Africa, said senior security and intelligence officials in Congo told the organization about a scheme being carried out by President Joseph Kabila's powerful supporters in the government and security sector to derail elections scheduled for December and ...

Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch's DRC researcher, said SADC support has been crucial in keeping Kabila in power. “Until now Kabila has appeared to rely on support from the region, including other leaders who have appeared to use violence and corruption to entrench their hold on power while ...
The lives of six guards and their driver were taken Monday during an attack on the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation in the Virunga Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – drawing ...
The Security Council on Tuesday extended for one year the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ... to hold accountable those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law or violations and abuses of human rights, in particular those that may ...
On a research trip to the Kamituga gold mine in her home province of South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), activist Marie-Rose ... The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has warned that conflict-affected areas are a “'grey zone' in terms of business and human rights” ...

“We are seeing the quashing of dissent at all costs – even at the cost of human life – in the DRC by the systematic deployment of armed forces alongside the Police Nationale Congolaise to handle protests,” added the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. While some people armed with sticks and ...
UN refugee agency scaling up support as 'horrific' violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda ... mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
UN aid chief urges international support to tackle 'spiralling humanitarian needs' in DR Congo ... As fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced 4.5 million people to flee their homes over the past year and left more than 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance, the United ...
“Some funding has come in but not nearly enough to meet the critical needs of millions in the DRC,” said Jean-Philippe Chauzy, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the African country, noting that the 13 April conference is an opportunity to generate more financial pledges ...
In mid-February a source in the human rights community told me that villages in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo were being burned amid a renewal of communal fighting. People fleeing the violence told aid workers of arson attacks. The clashes between the Hema and Lendu ...
Should conditions change, UNHCR stands ready to assist the authorities in DRC and Angola in voluntary repatriation discussions. Support for the returnees to rebuild their houses is often absent, as humanitarian funding does not at present allow for a major rebuilding programme. For 2018, UNHCR has ...
“Child labour and other human rights abuses have tainted the mining industry in the DRC for far too long, and we welcome the news that the government finally appears willing to tackle the problem. “When we first revealed that children were risking their lives doing back-breaking work in cobalt mines for ...
Ida Sawyer, Central Africa director for Human Rights Watch, said a Congolese activist was "shot dead" outside St Benoit church, "as security forces disperse peaceful protesters yet again". Internet and SMS services had been cut since Sunday morning, Sawyer wrote on Twitter, amid "reports of others ...


 

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