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Film: Congo/Women

On mothers Day in Norway the NGO Congo Women projected a video including images by Marcus Bleasdale onto the facade of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.

Rebuilding Hope Screens at Rwanda Film Festival

Jen Marlowe and David Morse's documentary Rebuilding Hope screened at the sixth annual Rwanda Film Festival (also known as Hillywood), which shows films both in Kigali and the countryside. The festival took place July 11-28, 2010.

Pulitzer Center announces winner of Global Issues/Citizen Voices Award for Maternal Health writing contest

In July 2010, the Pulitzer Center again partnered with Helium to produce the ninth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Contestents were challenged with the following prompt:

Hundreds of thousands of women die each year due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. What are the first steps to making a difference?

Winning essay by: Alexandra Fielden

"No woman should die giving life." – UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.

Peace X Peace features Rebuilding Hope

Peace X Peace, a global network of women with women-focused e-media, fresh analysis, and from-the-frontlines perspectives that tries to amplify women's voices as the most direct and powerful ways to create cultures of peace around the world, has featured Jen Marlowe and her documentary Rebuilding Hope in an article on their website.

Read below:

"I've Got This Camera": Reflections on Activism and Unease

Uganda: Response to Critics

Merco Vernaschi, for the Pulitzer Center

(Editor's note at end of post)

During the past week a few blogs have unleashed a wave of criticism on my work about child sacrifice in Uganda, questioning my ethics and values and the Pulitzer Center's guidelines. Much of the criticism has focused on the picture of Margaret Babirye Nankya, a child who was killed during a ritual sacrifice, and whose body was exhumed to be photographed.