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Women, Violence and War

I just found the webcast from a 2005 conference on war and gender.  I share it because there is discussion about rape as a weapon of war. This still happens today in the DR Congo, and I’m sure it still exists in other parts of the world as

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State of the World’s Midwives

If you haven’t already, check out the State of the World’s Midwives Report–a collaborative effort from 30 different global health organizations. Here’s the link: http://mdganalytics.com/mashup/midwifeUSHA/ushahidi/

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Another report of the Rapes

It makes me sick to read these.  Apparently the rapes happen despite the presence of UN peace keepers. Read the story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/world/africa/04congo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss My heart breaks for these women.  I pray for strength for the midwives, for my friends.

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UN Congo Report

So the UN report is drawing anger: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/world/africa/02congo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss Want to read the report for yourself:  http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AfricaRegion/Pages/RDCProjetMapping.aspx

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Our Midwives Touched by Violence

I had contacted Flory to ask about the safety of the midwives and the women in Nayngezi and Uvira, and to begin discussion about having him speak at a conference on public health in armed conflict happening at my school.  I received a reply

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Film about Birth in Tanzania

Check out this video from the White Ribbon Alliance about birth in Tanzania. If that doesn’t work, follow this link: http://www.whiteribbonalliance.org/resources.cfm?a0=video&play=PLAYYOURPART