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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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UMA hosts ‘Stopping Genocide in Sudan,’ Feb. 9

Speaker and advocate, El-Fadel Arbab will present “Saying ‘Never Again’ is Never Enough: Stopping Genocide in Darfur,” at noon on Wed., Feb. 9, at the Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). The event is part of UMA’s¬†Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies Program 2010-2011 […]

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Alara Clara, I remember you; you matter to me

Today begins the Resolve “One Voice: Resolved to Remember” vigil, held Dec. 14 to 24, to remember all those affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Christmas Massacres. Left vulnerable as they celebrated Christmas, Congolese communities were attacked by the LRA on Dec. 24, 2008, and Dec. 14, 2009. Hundreds were killed and abducted. Churches […]

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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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‘Wo Ai Ni Mommy’ follows immigrant girl

In its second presentation this month about the identity struggles faced by a girl who is internationally adopted at 8 years old, PBS’ POV premieres Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal, the documentary follows Chinese orphan Fang Sui Yong, later known as Faith, and the […]

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