Bringing Congo's Perpetrators to Book: The Mission of Human Rights Lawyer Denise Siwatula

From Enough blogs Wed Mar 7 2012, 04:19:00

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Editor's Note: Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women's Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world's population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day-March 8-we're giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we're working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.

For Day 3 of our International Women's Week coverage, Chloe Christman on Enough's Raise Hope for Congo campaign profiles a Congolese lawyer committed to the fight of bringing justice to victims of sexual violence.

There are very few women who have graduated from law school in eastern Congo and gone on to dedicate their lives to helping rape survivors seek justice, and fewer still who do it with the smile and conviction of Denise Siwatula.

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