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UN Gender Focus: sexual violence against women and bringing hope to Afghan women

Culture of “denial and silence” around sexual violence must be broken

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Work of doctor who helped treat rape victims focus of new film

The work of a gynaecologist who treats rape victims who have been subjected to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the focus of a film which has just been released.

'The Man Who Mends Women' tells the story of Dr Denis Mukwege.

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Political obstacles mount in DRC ahead of 2016 elections

The opportunity to hold free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is disappearing according to the UN’s most senior official in the country.

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Progress made in combating armed groups in DRC

Progress has been made in combating armed groups in the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the head of the UN mission in the country (

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