Action for peace in DRC Congo

  1. Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and driving force behind Panzi hospital in Bukavu eastern DRC. Dr Mukwege was announced the winner of the Sakharov prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 21st October 2014.
    Dr Mukwege is a tireless advocate for the rights of women in DRC. He has addressed the United Nations General Assembly on the matter and regularly travels abroad raising awareness of the situation in Eastern DRC. In between responsibilities managing and administering Panzi Hospital and overseeing projects at the Panzi Foundation, Dr Mukwege continues to see patients and perform surgery two days a week.
    Awards and Accolades
    2007 – Republic of France Special Human Rights Prize
    2008 – UN Human Rights Prize
    2009 – Olof Palme Prize
    2009 – African of the Year
    2009 – Nobel Peace Prize (nominated)
    2010 – Honorary doctorate in medicine at Umea University in Sweden
    2010 – University of Michigan Raoul Wallenberg Medal
    2011 – King Baudouin International Development Prize
    2011 – Clinton Global Citizen Award

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  2. Marika Griehsel intrevjuar Dr Denis Mukwege

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  3. Resolution is produced and directed by Marika Griehsel, filmed by Simon Stanford and Anders Kronborg and edited by Therese Elfström.
    The film follows the work of the first UN Special representative for sexual violence in conflict, Margot Wallström, her team, Doctor Denis Mukwege of Panzi hospital in eastern DRC, other activists and affected people.
    The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG) serves as the Untied Nation’s spokesperson and political advocate on conflict-related sexual violence. The five priorities for the SRSG's mandate are (1) to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, (2) to empower women to seek redress, (3) to mobilize political ownership, (4) to increase recognition of rape and (5) to harmonise the UN's response.

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  4. This is an extract from Resolution. A film produced and directed by Marika Griehsel, filmed by Simon Stanford and Anders Kronborg.
    The film follows the work of the first UN Special representative for sexual violence in conflict, Margot Wallström, her team, other activists and affected people.
    The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG) serves as the Untied Nation’s spokesperson and political advocate on conflict-related sexual violence. The five priorities for the SRSG's mandate are (1) to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, (2) to empower women to seek redress, (3) to mobilize political ownership, (4) to increase recognition of rape and (5) to harmonise the UN's response.

    stoprapenow.org/page/specialrepresentativeonsexualviolenceinconflict

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Action for peace in DRC Congo

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Marika Griehsel and Simon Stanford are journalists and documentary film makers who together with a growing group of activists aim to draw attention to the Conflict in DRC Congo.
The conflict has rarely caught the attention of the international media,…


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Marika Griehsel and Simon Stanford are journalists and documentary film makers who together with a growing group of activists aim to draw attention to the Conflict in DRC Congo.
The conflict has rarely caught the attention of the international media, despite (or maybe because of) the fact that most of the phones and gadgets we rely on are made from the valuable minerals that fuel much of the conflict.
MORE THAN 5.4 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE DIED AS A RESULT OF CONFLICT SINCE 1996 — THE BIGGEST DEATH TOLL OF ANY CONFLICT SINCE WWII
2.7 million of the dead have been children.
More than 200,000 women and girls have been the victim of rape or sexual violence
More than 1m people have been forced to flee their homes.
At 20,000 UN troops, Congo is home to the largest peackeeping mission in the world.
Useful Links:

resolution1960.se
yennengaprogress.se
warchild.org.uk
panzihospital.org
enoughproject.org
stoprapenow.org

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