What Will It Take to End Gender-Based Violence in the “Rape Capital of the World”?

“The worst place in the world to be a woman.” “The rape capital of the world.” “A battleground for women’s bodies.” All of these phrases have been used over the years to describe the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a … Continue Reading

Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

Rise in Maternal Mortality in the DRC Highlights the Changing Nature of Conflict

The Second Congo War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially ended in 2003. Yet even more women are dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth now than they were then. New survey results reveal maternal mortality in the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

Say What? More Than Half of This Century’s Population Growth Will Be in Just 10 Countries

The latest revision of the UN Population Division’s World Population Prospects, released this summer, projects that total population will reach 10.9 billion by the end of the century. That’s an additional 3.7+ billion people by 2100. Strikingly, nearly all of … Continue Reading

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