Updates on AFEM - DRC: U.S. Senate hearings


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Back in March, Create for a Cause did some advocating and fundraising for AFEM in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are pleased to report that Chouchou Namegabe, the Director of South Kivu's Media Association (AFEM) was invited back to testify before the Senate this week on sexual violence against women in conflict zones.

Wednesday’s Senate hearing can be viewed at:
http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/CommPlayer/commFlashPlayer.cfm?fn=foreign051309p&st;=435

Chouchou's testimony starts on minute 95

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS UNITED STATES SENATE:
Hearing on sexual violence against women in conflict zones – spotlight: DRC and Sudan.

Witnesses:

Panel 1:
The Honorable Melanne Verveer
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Department of State
Washington, DC

The Honorable Esther Brimmer
Assistant Secretary of State for
International Organization Affairs
Department of State
Washington, DC

Phil Carter
Acting Assistant Secretary
of the Bureau of African Affairs
Department of State
Washington, DC

Panel 2:

Eve Ensler
Founder
V-Day
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu
Journalist
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Robert Warwick
Country Director of Southern Sudan
International Rescue Committee
Southern Sudan

Neimat Ahmadi
Darfuri Liason Officer
Save Darfur Coalition
Washington, DC

John Prendergast
Co-Founder
The Enough Project
Washington, DC

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