Women's rights | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Female reporters routinely intimidated by blackmail, sexual assault and harassment.
Amid the festivities, issues of integration and representation remain.
Powerful gesture brings volunteers together to launch empowerment campaign.
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
More than half of all reported weddings in north east region involves a minor.
6 Aug 10
Those who return are often spurned by relatives and end up in prostitution.
9 Jun 10
New police unit seeks to protect young women and girls in Katanga province, but cultural ideas need to change, too.
3 Apr 10
Politicians act as beaten and abused women at last begin to break their silence.
31 Mar 10
Shame culture leads women to accept cruel treatment in the home rather than resorting to courts.
27 Mar 10
Women look for ways out from violence in the home.
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