Monday, October 8, 2018

Healing from Rape in the Congo. Award and Recognition Due.

Award Deserved.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-mukwege-award/congolese-doctor-dedicates-nobel-peace-prize-to-victims-of-sexual-violence-idUSKCN1MF1U1

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/nobel-peace-laureates-demand-end-to-sexual-violence-in-war-1.4122450

"Eastern Congo has seen more than two decades of conflict among armed groups that either sought to unseat presidents or simply grab control of some the central African nation's vast mineral wealth.
"The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the Nobel committee said ..."




Oh, Congo.

The sexual assault in the Congo is far worse than you can ever imagine...


http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/congo-rape-and-uninvolved-un.html?m=1

http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/congo-man-redux.html?m=1

http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-horror-of-congo-future-proves-past.html?m=1


Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Horror of the Congo ... The future proves the past...


Originally published almost a decade ago...  the Newshour, it was reported that people in the Congo walked for miles in the rain to vote, and when their names did not show up at the polling place, they walked for more miles from place to place to vote.
How can one not admire the Women of The Congo?


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/world/africa/congo-election-board-may-annul-tens-of-thousands-of-votes.html?_r=1

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/Africa-Monitor/2011/1129/A-brief-history-of-Congo-s-wars

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5226772.stm

The atrocious violence in the congo is just about the worst:
more HERE:
 http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/congo-rape-and-theuninvolved-un.html
http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/npr-interview-congo-mass-rape-and.html
http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/rape-in-congo-womans-body-is-worth-less.html


"The Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo
have shown incredible bravery in the face of unbelievable atrocities, as evidenced by the photographs assembled in this exhibition. These women, along with their families, have survived a litany of atrocities: oppressive dictators; the violent passage to democracy; economic crises; and an ongoing struggle of regional and tribal warfare which has found its end far too slowly and with far too much bloodshed. These challenges have been accompanied by a devastating lack of both general and reproductive healthcare, HIV/AIDS, and the common occurrence of rape and extreme sexual violence against women and girls of all ages. For those who survive, support is often unavailable..." the tour HERE

Marcus Bleasdale: (and Orchestra in Congo HERE)