Sexual and Gender Based Violence

13 Top Moments of 2013

Uprisings Against al-Bashir in Sudan

As this year comes to a close we remember the moments, both good and bad, which shaped our ongoing work to end crimes against humanity and mass atrocities in 2013. Take a minute to reflect on the successes of this year and our continued efforts in 2014 to make strides toward peace.     Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Sudanese Stand Behind Amira Osman Hamed

Sudanese are coming together to challenge Public Order Laws and stand behind Amira Osman Hamed. Ms. Osman Hamed, an engineer by training, has been charged with “dressing indecently or immorally,” for refusing to cover her hair.  Read More »

Daily Beast: End Sexual Violence In War Zones

Congolese Rape Survivor

United Nations has partnered with the UK to launch a powerful new political campaign to end rape in war. Already, 128 countries have publicly committed themselves to a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. It promotes women’s full participation in peace negotiations. In doing so, the declaration casts women as more than victims of sexual assault during conflict who require restitution. Instead, it envisions them as peacemakers and change agents for their countries' futures.  Read More »

#Atma100, Building Lasting Partnerships and Empowering Women

Alysha Atma, Executive Director of the Atma Foundation and Jenna Kunz, Director

Enough’s partner organization, The Atma Foundation, has teamed up a local Congolese organization Centre Kitumaini to create the Hand in Hand Program, which works to economically empower survivors of gender-based violence.  Read More »

New Initiative Offers Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Congo

Congolese survivor at a safe house

On April 11, the Group of Eight, or G8, a forum of the world’s wealthiest countries, pledged to spend $35.4 million on preventing rape and sexual violence from being used as a weapon of war. The new fund will also benefit initiatives that put women and women's rights front and center in conflict resolution and devote resources to deterring and investigating wartime sexual atrocities and bringing the perpetrators responsible to justice. The U.S. will contribute $10 million to the new fund, which is spearheaded by British Foreign Minister William Hague and film star and U.N. Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. This initiative marks unprecedented commitment from the international community to the issues facing women during wartime.  Read More »

As Young as Twelve: South Sudan's Child Marriage Epidemic

Returnees on the outskirts of Abyei

A recent video published by Human Rights Watch tells the story of Mary. At the age of 14 she was forced to marry, and soon after she attempted to leave her husband. To prevent her from leaving, he beat her so hard that she collapsed to the floor, and then pulled out an axe to continue the beating. Mary held up her arm in an attempt to defend herself as her husband sought to strike her in the head. The axe blade cut her arm deeply, but her head remained uninjured. Had she not raised her arm in self-defense, her husband would have killed her. Had she not raised her arm in self-defense, would have died that night.  Read More »

Most-Wanted Warlord Ntaganda in U.S. Custody While Rwandan Authorities Detain Other Key M23 Officials

In a startling development yesterday, Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda turned up unannounced at the U.S. embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, asking to be transferred to the International Criminal Court. Ntaganda's decision to surrender is a consequence of a profound crisis within M23.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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