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Women call for an end to violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This week I took part in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict led by UK foreign minister William Hague and actor and activist Angelina Jolie. Hague said he wanted it to be a “summit like no other”.

Women in DRC protest against sexual violence in conflict

Next week London will host the largest ever conference on the issue of ending sexual violence in conflict – organised by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy for Refugees Angelina Jolie.

Bénédicte Banzobafeza Sebutoza of North Kivu, DRC, is growing a healthy crop of cabbages thanks to support from EU Humanitarian Aid and ActionAid.

Planting seeds of change in North Kivu

Posted in Blogs 5 years 2 months ago

Bénédicte Banzobafeza Sebutoza and Ndawiguma Mutayomba lived through terrible conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They lost their incomes and spent days with nothing to eat. Now, thanks to ActionAid and EU Humanitarian Aid they have received seeds and tools, and joined a group of inspiring mothers growing crops to support their families and build resilience.