Civilian police group tries to curb sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo
by Global Press News Service
Nearly 40 percent of women in Eastern DRC reported being exposed to sexual violence. Most of them said rape was the most common form of the violence.
Aug 16, 2016
Rep. Smith goes to Congo (and returns with trade on his mind)
by Cooper Inveen
Seattle Congressman Adam Smith visited Democratic Republic of Congo, and came back convinced business ties were the best way to end the decades long cycle of war.
Feb 26, 2014
Molding a million bones for victims of genocide
by Christian Zerbel
Seattle lends a hand in a macabre participatory art project to raise awareness of humanitarian crises in Congo and Somalia.
Apr 6, 2013
Seattle NGOs asked to do something incredible: work together
by Joy Portella
I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented and creative people come together, beautiful harmonies are made. In a choir, it’s obvious how making great music works. But in the struggle to reduce poverty around the world, it’s […]
Dec 13, 2012
African diaspora on display at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival this week
by Naomi Ishisaka
Featured Event: This year’s Langston Hughes African American Film Festival features films spanning the globe, with narrative and documentary films from Africa to South America and others that address the U.S. immigrant experience. Highlights include tonight’s film Dimanche a Brazzaville, a documentary with “insight into the lives and style of sapeurs, magic-wielding wrestlers, political hip […]
Apr 16, 2012