Weekly Wrap Up: January 30, 2011

This is the first post of what I plan to be many in my new series, the Weekly Wrap Up. Each week, I will briefly highlight some of the stories I did not cover in depth and provide links to news articles. Happy reading! Egyptian Protests It is hard to miss this story in the […]

White Flags of Hope

The next time you feel despair for the state of the world, think of Mama Hawa, a woman fighting famine and disease on a daily basis with enough spirit to maintain an entire community. Just outside Mogadishu, Somalia, deemed one of the most dangerous countries on earth, one woman is fighting against the status quo […]

Update: Mutware Arrested

I wanted to follow up on my last post that discussed the latest mass rape in Congo. Kibibi Mutware and seven soldiers were arrested on allegations that they were involved in the attack, according to the United Nations. He is accused of leading the rape of over 50 women. Mutware was arrested by Congolese military […]

Call Against Impunity

“Impunity for these types of crimes must not be tolerated,” comes the call from Margot Wallstrom, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence, after reports of more mass rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Forgive me for being a skeptic, but is that not exactly what the world is doing? I actually vacillated […]