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Truths and Fallacies

Several friends contacted me yesterday to share NPR’s story, “Attempts To Address Rape In Congo Produced Unintended Consequences.” I’ve worked for the last several years with The United Methodist Church throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and wanted to...
Sticks and stones can break…

Sticks and stones can break…

  After Georgette, Rosalie and Babeesh were raped and their bodies brutalized, they thought the worst was over. But it was the reactions of their families and communities that made the most lasting impact. Stigmatization of rape victims happens the world over....
“Voici notre histoire.” – Rosalie

“Voici notre histoire.” – Rosalie

Suite à la conclusion de l’atelier « Sans viol, ni stigmatisation » à Kindu, République démocratique du Congo, j’ai fait la rencontre de Georgette, Rosalie et Bibiche – toutes des survivantes de la violence sexuelle – pour leur demander leurs...
“This is our story.” – Rosalie

“This is our story.” – Rosalie

Just after concluding the “No Stigma” workshop in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, I met with Georgette, Rosalie, and Bibiche– all survivors of sexual violence – to ask their thoughts about the animated video “A Plea to My Father.” They had each just shared...