From the grassroots women leaders of Congo to the women leaders of the White House

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Lloyd Cox
7 years ago
The real problem is the country's political and economical welfare. When the majority of the people are struggling to survive and live in extreme poverty, physical and emotional abuse within that society, is inevitable.

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Donna McKee
7 years ago
This barbaric brutality that puts profits over people must stop! Appoint a special envoy to the African Union and U.N. to hammer out a real peace process that includes Congolese women and gives them a 'seat at the table'. Not only the immediate crisis must be resolved, but the long-term economic and political interests of the people of Congo must be seriously and adequately addressed. Countries like the DRC and its people must no longer be brutally exploited, raped, killed and driven off their ancestral lands by the extractive industries, aka 'Big Mining'.

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Michael Evans
7 years ago
Conflict in Africa and especially Central Africa must be resolved because the majority of the world's most valuable natural resource lie in this region of Africa.

If conflict in Africa is allowed to continue, unabated, then the consequences to the future survival of this planet will be negative and everlasting.

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marilyn wogahn
7 years ago
human right to exist

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Ngozichi Omekara
7 years ago
When there is a war, the most vulnerable suffer the most. It is time for Congo start rebuilding. Women always raped in a wars.

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Lynne Kane
7 years ago
The Democratic Republic of Congo must actually become democratic. Protect your women citizens.

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Janet Wunnicke
7 years ago
Secretary John Kerry, Your turn.

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BrittneyLove Smith
7 years ago
This is perhaps the biggest monstrosity to ever happen to women, and it is on going. It is ignored. It is just accepted. As a woman I am deeply hurt and angered by this. Our bodies are not to be used as weapons of war.

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Theresa Gunset
7 years ago
The United States has to stand up for women's rights world wide. There are many places where people need to be educated about women because they come from cultures that do not grant females person status. We need to lead them out of the cave into civilized society.

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Sonia Katchian
7 years ago
I have met the women of Congo (Zaire) and they are the warmest, deepest people I've ever encountered.