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Women & Children

Women & Children provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families. Reporting projects from around the globe illuminate the adversity and outright crimes endured by women and children, creative responses to these challenges, and the far-reaching human, social, and economic consequences.

Women & Children

Worldfocus webcast on the conflict in the DR Congo with Michael Kavanagh 12/16

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge will host a panel featuring Pulitzer Center's Michael Kavanagh to discuss eastern Congo.

Listen to the webcast live at 7:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and ask questions via chat or by calling (646) 929-1656.

Worldfocus.org presents a live webcasted radio show on roots of conflict and prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the help of BlogTalkRadio.

For more info.

Giving a human face to Congo’s conflict

The conflict in Congo is too complicated to explain in a five-minute video, so we've left most of the context out in order to focus on Pascal's story. For more background on the recent fighting, check out my Q&A on history, rebels and crisis in eastern Congo.

I've been reporting on DRC for five years now, and there's nothing that frustrates me more than the dismissive comments I often get about how conflict in Africa is endemic.

Detained by Congo’s secret police

I wasn't surprised when the secret police stopped me and Michael Kavanagh as we headed out to film in Rutshuru [a town in North Kivu] in October. After all, it wasn't the first time I had been taken in by Congolese police for "carrying a camera," and "not having my paperwork in order."

Liberia: Future Guardians of Peace

An estimated 250,000 children are exploited every day as child soldiers around the world. There are more than 30,000 former child soldiers in the West African nation of Liberia alone, many of whom are eager to help rebuild their country. Now a unique photography program is helping some of them see hope and beauty again, and regain the respect of their communities as peacemakers.

Airs beginning Friday, November 28, 2008

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