Sexual Violence in Conflict

Immaculee’s Story: Empowering women and girls in the DRC

Immaculee Birhaheka began working with women when she was 23 years old, and she has been focused on women’s groups and initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo ever since. Currently, Immaculee is the Executive Director of Global Fund for Women grantee partner Promotion et Appui aux Initiatives Féminines [Promotion and Support to Women’s Initiatives]…

Women in Iraq tell of rape, kidnappings

June 24, 2014: Young men armed with assault rifles went door to door in Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, taking “women who are not owned” for “Jihad Nikah” or sex Jihad. Between June 9th and June 12th, women’s rights activists documented 13 cases of women who were kidnapped and raped by militants of…