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[30 Jan 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Congolese Women: We’re Not Just Victims

Christina Mitchell
United States/Democratic Republic of Congo
 “A failed state does not mean a failed people or, more notably, failed women.”
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After three years of preparation, I finally met the women of the eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, regions hosting what has been called Africa’s World War.  These are women who have seen the worst, but work toward the best.  Who have fought and survived despite the too common media story showing them as only helpless, voiceless victims.  I had previously confirmed that the victim narrative was baseless despite …

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[17 Jan 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Sometimes, Peace Means Letting Go

Stella Paul
India
“With my attacker dead, I decided that there was nothing I could gain by telling his stories. Instead, I could try helping his family…”
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One evening I was at the dentist’s clinic. I sat listening to him as he showed the x-rays he had earlier taken of my teeth and gum; there were several small cavities, one of my front teeth was almost dead, and, there was a big cyst in my gum.
“I can fix this, though we will need multiple root canal surgeries,” he said, before adding, “But I …

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[11 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Partnering with Men to Stop Violence Against Women

Ghida Anani and Anthony Keedi
Lebanon
“Ending violence against women and having a society that truly espouses the principles of gender equality can only be done when men and women work together, side by side, as partners in achieving that goal.”
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In an ever changing world, new Dimensions are needed in the fight to end violence against women and create a gender equal society. ABAAD (Dimensions) Resource Center for Gender Equality, a recently established Lebanese non-profit, non-politically affiliated and non-religious civil society organization, is working toward gender equality as an …

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[20 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Acid, A Weapon of Domestic Violence

Danielle Prince
Cambodia/United States
Editor’s Note: Danielle Prince, who has written for Voices before about violence in Sudan, reports now from Cambodia.  Danielle, along with Ashlee Larsen, a Brigham Young graduate student, accompanied Stirring the Fire founder Phil Borges as he documented the work of Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity. This piece is reposted from the Stirring the Fire blog.  All photos are taken by Danielle.

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Our small team, consisting of Phil (head photographer/film-maker), Ashlee (recent graduate in photography), and me (scribe/blogger), traveled to two women’s houses to meet them and document their stories. …