Scroll to top

Author: Jennifer Choy

“Can You Hear Me Now?”

“Can You Hear Me Now?”
On Wednesday, John Prendergast was joined by Benji and Joel Madden from the band Good Charlotte at American University as they discussed the issue of conflict minerals in eastern Congo. Armed groups rake in more than $100 million each year in the illicit trade in conflict minerals. The event also featured Candice Knezevic who highlighted our RAISE Hope for Congo campaign. Sign up today to receive more information on how you can help end the conflict. WATCH an interview with Joel Madden and John Prendergast ...
Read More

Listening to Survivors of Sexual Violence

Listening to Survivors of Sexual Violence
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently hosted a panel discussion examining the dynamics of the widespread sexual violence occurring in eastern Congo. Michael VanRooyen and Jocelyn Kelly of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative discussed their ongoing study on the root causes of sexual violence in eastern Congo. In addition to documenting the “medical, psychosocial, and livelihood” needs of the survivors of sexual violence in Congo, the study—undertaken in partnership with Panzi Hospital, in Bukavu, eastern Congo—assesses community perceptions of sexual assault and seeks to understand the motivation of perpetrators. In the effort to help Congolese women to rebuild their ...
Read More