17 January 2011

Quote of the Day - Duncan Green

Funding actions to prevent and respond to sexual violence is important. But too much focus on sexual violence as the latest hot topic ignores the problems as communities actually experience them and the far reaching political change needed to stop all forms of violence. We need to listen to communities describe their experience of violence and engage accordingly. We need governments, both DRC and donor countries to engage politically. And then, maybe, we will see the lives of men and women, old and young, start to improve.
Duncan Green writes today that 'Rape is Not the Only Story in Congo' and I am glad to see that the issue so simplified by Enough and Invisible Children starts to get a little more information.  I think his conclusions are dead on.