Charlie Walker (DR Congo)


Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker (SOS Femme en Danger – SOSFED): Charlie completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations and French at the University of Leeds. Charlie earned a Masters degree in Post-War Recovery at the University of York, and her research took her to the Eastern Congo where she encountered SOS Femmes en Danger (SOSFED). Charlie has also worked with vulnerable migrants in Spain and Britain, and with the British Red Cross. After her fellowship at SOSFED, Charlie wrote: “Perhaps the most significant cultural understanding that I gleaned from the experience was a deeper knowledge of the position of women in Congolese society, and of the value of women’s rights education to empower women and encourage their husbands, fathers and brothers to support such a process of empowerment."



30 Nov

DRC Elections: A Ticking Time Bomb as Congo Awaits Results of it’s Tense and Flawed Polls

After an extended election period marred by instances of violence, mass logistical problems and widespread

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Posted Nov 30, 2011

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29 Nov

CONGO HEADS TO THE POLLS: ELECTIONS MARRED BY CHRONIC LOGISTICAL PROBLEMS, VIOLENCE AND WIDESPREAD CLAIMS OF VOTE RIGGING

Yesterday voters in the DRC went to the polls in only the second internationally recognised

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Posted Nov 29, 2011

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24 Nov

« Ça Suffit! » Declare the Women of Uvira, Following Another Vicious Sexual Attack

In the early hours of November 13th, four armed men entered a house in Rugenge,

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Posted Nov 24, 2011

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08 Nov

Kabila Comes to Uvira: “Votez! Votez! Votez! KA! BI! LA!

Yesterday, after weeks worth of rumour and speculation, petit Joseph – the first democratically elected

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Posted Nov 08, 2011

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03 Nov

Pre-election Unrest and Pre-empted Expulsion: Precarious Times for Congolese at Home and Abroad

It would appear that the Tanzanian government have begun expelling Congolese citizens from their territory

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Posted Nov 03, 2011

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24 Oct

A Brief History of Slavery, Colonisation, Conflict and Rape in the DRC II: Colonisation

In the last edition of this blog, we saw how multiple shifting kingdoms made up

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Posted Oct 24, 2011

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17 Oct

A Brief History of Slavery, Colonisation, Conflict and Rape in the DRC

It is easy in the context of contemporary society to look upon the situation in

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Posted Oct 17, 2011

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09 Oct

The Ahadi Project 2011: Women’s Voices from the DRC

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF789WUS9Is

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Posted Oct 09, 2011

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30 Sep

Women’s Voices from the Congo: ‘Bring us Peace, Justice and Equality.’

This week finally saw the launching of our 2011 Ahadi Project. This is our main

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Posted Sep 30, 2011

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19 Sep

The Story of Eve: Terror, Stigmatisation and Silent Resilience

  Yesterday I met a graceful Bembe woman inFizi Territory. Settling herself down in the

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Posted Sep 19, 2011

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12 Sep

SOS FED in Mboko: Water, Risk Reduction and PRIMUS!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWZJkVQ7itA

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Posted Sep 12, 2011

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22 Aug

Grassroots South Kivu, the Congolese Government and the International Community: Empowerment and Self-protection vs. Neglect?

It has now been two weeks since I arrived in the DRC, although it feels

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Posted Aug 22, 2011

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08 Aug

Back to Uvira: “The Horror!”, Quilts, and a goat named Janosch…

 Jambo na Caribuni! (Hello and Welcome!) Hello and welcome to instalment #1 of my blog

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Posted Aug 08, 2011

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24 Jul

A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming a Peace Fellow for Advocacy Project in the DRC

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnHUw2KOf-A&feature=youtube_gdata  

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Posted Jul 24, 2011

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