The suffering of the women in the Congo, particularly in the east of the country has long reached biblical proportions, yet and still the silence continues throughout the global community. Congolese activist Marie-Claire Faray Breaks the Silence and shares what progressive Congolese women are calling on the Congolese government and the International community to do to bring an end to the conflict.

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Congolese women inside and outside of the Congo are offering prescriptions to global leaders through speaking, writing, activism, and organizing but world leaders are not acting. The women are now appealing to ordinary people of conscience throughout the globe to come to their side and join them in bringing an end to the deadliest conflict in the world. Click here to find out how you can be a part of the solution.

Classic Studies
Women’s Bodies as a Battleground: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls During the War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF)
By Marie Claire Omanyondo Ohambe, Jean Berckmans Bahananga Muhigwa, Barnabe Mulyuumba Wa Mamba, Martine Rene Galloy, Ndeya Sow, and Catherine Hall

March 20, 2013
Letter to Johnnie Carson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (PDF)
From Congolese Women of the Diaspora

March 20, 2013
Memorandum of Diaspora Congolese Women Denouncing International Crimes Committed in the D.R. Congo (PDF)
From Congolese Women of the Diaspora

March 20, 2013
Les femmes Congolaises de la Diaspora dénoncent les crimes internationaux commis en R.D. Congo
Par Les femmes Congolaises de la Diaspora

March 31, 2010
Congolese Women Offer Prescriptions for Ending Sexual Violence in Congo
By Bibiane Aningina Tshefu, Women’s Coordinator & Adviser, Friends of the Congo and
Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator & Spokesperson, Friends of the Congo

March 8, 2010
The Political Implication of Congolese Women, for Change and the Promotion of Good Governance in the DRC (PDF) 
By Senator Eve Bazaiba

March 8, 2010
The Role and Involvement of Women in the Congolese Peace Process (PDF)
By Mme Annie Matundu Mbambi

March 8, 2010
The Problematic of Violence Against Women: A Major Challenge in the National Reconstruction Process (PDF)
By Mme Jeanine Gabrielle Ngungu

March 6, 2010
A Message From Congolese Women on the 8th March International Women’s Day
By Mme Marie-Claire Faray

March 2010
Video message read by Katherin Machalek

December 2009
Rape with Extreme Violence: The New Pathology in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Denis Mukengere Mukwege & Cathy Nangini

June 17, 2008
Congolese Women Appeal to the United Nations

August 2007
Women’s Political Participation In Countries Emerging From Conflict in The Great Lakes Region of Africa
By Dr. Akinyi Nzioki, Judy El Bushra, Hon. Miria Matembe