Posts Tagged "(drc) democratic republic of congo"

Standing with partners on the International Day of Peace

September 21, 2021

The United Nations International Day of Peace (IPD), celebrated on September 21, is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The 2021 theme is “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. …

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Tour of the coltan mines, DR Congo in 2013 #KAIROS20

August 18, 2021

In our time, can we still do without a laptop? Who isn’t tempted by the latest MP5 player or a new digital camera? These electronic devices are and will always be an integral part of our daily lives. But do…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Empowerment of women and girls in the DR Congo #KAIROS20

August 3, 2021

My sincere thanks to KAIROS who supported my trip to Canada to participate in the 2019 International Human Rights Training Program held in Montreal and the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, in June 2019.  Left to right: Rachel Warden and Néné Lubala.Left to right: Dayna the translator and Néné Lubala. With the support of KAIROS Canada, 8 women members of SALVIS…

Post filed in: #KAIROS20 Anniversary, Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

The Alternative Mining Indaba: A cautionary tale of constructive engagement

February 28, 2020

While in Africa for partnership visits, I took the opportunity to travel to South Africa to participate in the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town and meet with WoMin African Alliance in early February. “Indaba” is a Zulu and Xhosa…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Ecumenical Network South Sudan and the value of persistent, patient advocacy

February 28, 2020

Concerned about a lack of global interest in the welfare of South Sudan, which for years has been mired in a brutal civil war, the Ecumenical Network South Sudan (ENSS)’s annual gathering focused on enhancing international advocacy and the role…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

A women’s income generating collective in eastern DR Congo

February 28, 2020

A small collective of women is in the process of cultivating new hillside fields and planting sorghum and sweet potatoes for harvesting in June in Nayatende, South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  They have plans to…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS partner in BC: Néné Lubalal highlights the need to empower women peacebuilders

June 18, 2019

KAIROS partner Néné Lubala from Heritiers de la Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rachel Warden KAIROS, partnership manager, met with members of the local KAIROS committee while in Vancouver for the Women Deliver Conference. Néné…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS urges Canada to deliver on funding for grassroots women peace builders

May 16, 2019

KAIROS urges the Government of Canada to use the upcoming Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver as an opportunity to make a very important announcement: increased funding to grassroots women peace builders. The global conference on women’s equality, well-being and rights…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Reporting from UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW63)

March 14, 2019

The Holistic Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict: A Session hosted by Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege Jane Thirikwa, KAIROS partnership coordinator and Agnes Petia from National Women’s Program of the South Sudan Council of Churches continue…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Transparently opaque rigged DR Congo presidential election

February 1, 2019

The long-awaited presidential election that took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) on December 30, 2018 was mired in inconsistencies, contentiousness and deception. Congolese civil society, including KAIROS partner, Héritiers of Justice (HJ, Heirs of Justice)…

Post filed in: Africa

Churches gather to support democracy and peace building in Congo

June 16, 2015

Two years ago, Peter Lamont was deeply moved by testimony from Eliza, a rape survivor.  The retired military judge was in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada with the KAIROS’ delegation. Prior to his…

Post filed in: Africa

How Can Canada Help End Sexual Violence in Conflict?

June 10, 2014

On June 11-13, survivors of sexual violence will gather with governments and civil society groups for the first ever Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, hosted in London by the UK Government. Over the past year, more than…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Bringing a message of urgency and hope from Congo to Parliament Hill

February 14, 2014

The KAIROS “Women of Courage” delegation to DRC reunited in Ottawa in December 2013 to brief politicians on the urgent situation in eastern Congo and what Canada can do to help build peace and prosperity. Read more about their recommendations.

Post filed in: Africa, Indigenous Rights

Bringing a Message of Hope for DR Congo to Parliament Hill

December 3, 2013

With recent talk of peace returning to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, KAIROS is hopeful peace-building efforts will continue at all levels – from international diplomacy between DRC and its neighbours, down to the grassroots level at which our…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Gendered Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 27, 2013

Michiko Bown-KAI reflects on where we can find hope in the context of gender-based violence and a war over mineral wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Women of Courage in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Tour Review

July 24, 2013

The KAIROS church delegation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which took place between June 17th and 30th, was invited and hosted by KAIROS-funded partner, Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice). HJ is an ecumenical human rights…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS and Héritiers de la Justice Press Briefing: Bukavu, June 26

July 23, 2013

In Bukavu on June 26, 2013 KAIROS and Héritiers de la Justice presented a press briefing at Hotel Horizon featuring brief presentations by Jim Davis, Danielle Dubuc, Rev. Marie-Claude Manga, and Perpetue Kankindi.  

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Media Releases

Democratic Republic of Contrasts

July 2, 2013

Amelia Torrie We KAIROS delegates went our separate ways on Saturday, June 29, and no doubt, like me, everyone is reflecting on what we saw and experienced during our 12-day trip. For me, the word “contrasts” applies. Contrast the wide,…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Remembering our partner and mentor, Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi

June 25, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, KAIROS delegates to the DRC took part in a ceremonial commemoration of Pascal Kabungulu, the  former Secretary General of KAIROS’ partner organization,  Héritiers de la Justice, based in Bukavu, eastern DRC. Pascal was murdered 8 years…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Visit to Archevêché Catholique de Bukavu

June 24, 2013

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur In the absence of Msgr. Francois Exavier Maroy, the Catholic Archbishop of Bukavu, Msgr. Pierre Bulambo welcomed us warmly.  Bishop Maroy had flown to Kinshasa for a gathering of the Council of Bishops.  This meeting was opened…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

The women of Rhukole Kuguma get work

June 22, 2013

Peter Lamont Friday was another busy day for the KAIROS delegation as we met with three different civil society groups, all based in Bukavu and all working for the social advancement of women in the Congo, or studying the impact…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Eliza’s story

June 21, 2013

I would like to share with you Eliza’s story. On the morning of Thursday, June 20, the KAIROS delegates gathered with about thirty people for a workshop on the subject of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We…

Post filed in: Africa

Unforgettable first day

June 21, 2013

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur A highlight of our first day in Africa was an unforgettable drive through Burundi, Rwanda and finally into the Congo.   Having been in Africa 12 years ago, the changing countryside and the drive through the villages brought…

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KAIROS Delegation to DRC Tour Photos

June 20, 2013

The DRC delegation is underway and delegates have sent us some wonderful updates and photos.  This first series of photos gives us a sense of their first few days – the excitement of their arrival in Bujumbura, Burundi, their meetings…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

C’est un départ! Délégation Femmes de courage en RDC

June 17, 2013

– Danielle Dubuc À quelques jours de mon grand séjour en République Démocratique du Congo (DRC), C’est avec les sentiments mitigés d’anxiété face à de l’inconnu et l’excitation  d’une aventure enrichissante et rebondissant d’émotivités. Je suis en train de faire…

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People get ready: KAIROS delegation to DRC

June 14, 2013

– Peter Lamont Excitement is building among the delegates for our departure Sunday as part of KAIROS’ Women of Courage delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo. I think we have prepared well for the meetings and events on our…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Is the new BlackBerry 10 conflict free?

February 23, 2013

This article first published in ‘rabble‘ Much of Canada is abuzz with news of Research in Motion’s launch of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Canadians are understandably both proud of the Waterloo-based RIM, and anxious about its future. Many Canadians…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Congolese massacre victims denied justice in Anvil Mining lawsuit

January 16, 2013

Two years ago, a group of Congolese citizens launched a class action lawsuit in a Quebec court against Anvil Mining Ltd., alleging that the company was complicit in widespread atrocities committed during an October 2004 raid by the Congolese military…

Post filed in: Africa, Indigenous Rights