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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
UNDP is hiring a Data Management Specialist in Kinshasa
    Agency UNDP Title Data Management Specialist Practice Area - Job Family Democratic Governance Management Vacancy End Date 12/11/2017 Duty Station Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic Education & Work Experience I-Master's Level Degree - 7 year(s) experience...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
CAR President Samba-Panza Inspires Congolese Women Politicians
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her position as the first female president of a Francophone...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her position as the first female president of a Francophone...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Democratic Republic of the Congo's women hold key to lasting peace
Not a week goes by without reports of fresh fighting in the eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Violence and destruction have ravaged the Great Lakes region of Africa for two decades, claiming more than 5 million lives. Yet the situation rarely makes the headlines. What...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rape in DR Congo: A 'weapon of war'
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been dubbed the rape capital of the world. The United Nations says more than 200,000 people have been raped in the country since 1998. And now the UN has issued an ultimatum to two army battallions accused of mass rape. Rape is weapon of war that goes...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Marguerite Lusamba
iKNOW Politics : Good morning, Ms. Lusamba.  You are popularly known as “Thatcher”.  How did you come by that nickname? Tell us about your background. Thank you so much for this interview.  My engagement as a woman in the political process began the day that Lumumba was killed.  He was our hero and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Congo: Launch of UN Action Plan to Empower Women
Wednesday September 19 2007 marked the official launch in Kinshasa's Grand Hotel of UN resolution 1325 in the DRC, entitled "Women, Peace and Security." The resolution envisages an action plan aimed at empowering women in order to have gender equality and a durable peace, where there is no impunity...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Congo: War Against Women: The Use of Rape as a Weapon in Congo's Civil War
Cooper and a 60 Minutes team report that the most frequent targets of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo are women. The war is, in fact, a war against women, and the weapon used to destroy them, their families and whole communities, is rape. Read more at the CBS website
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
DR CONGO: Presidential and Legislative elections
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Joseph KABILA •Head of Government: Prime Minister Adolphe MUZITO •Assembly: DR Congo has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 112 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 500 seats...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
DRC Women Running for Office with Help from Global Women’s Network
iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics around the world, has come to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s a country where women are significantly underrepresented politically and where, as the nation prepares for presidential and parliamentary...
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
iKNOW Politics was launched in the DRC
On September 19, the week of candidate school began with the official launch of iKNOW Politics; an online platform to support women’s political participation around the world. Over 250 women attended the launch, the largest event held by iKNOW Politics in Africa. Marie-Ange Lukiana, the...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
2nd ADG International Women’s Conference
THEME: Women in Politics and Good Governance Program(Capacity Building for Women's active participation in Peace Building, Leadership and Decision Making Processes)This 3 days conference aims at sensitizing and building women’s Capacity to actively engage in peace and reconciliation building in...