"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it"
Today is 'World Refugee Day'. It is also the day when world leaders, NGOs, and other groups gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss how sustainable development can be achieved by joint efforts. The meeting runs with the slogan 'the future we want'. One of the challenges faced by Rio +20 is the situation of environmental refugees and migrants as well as increased conflicts due to environmental degradation. The Sahel is an example of a region facing a combination of the effects of climate change, political unrest and human insecurity.
DR Congo, particularly in the province of South Kivu, are experiencing widespread backlash since the presidential and legislative elections that took place in our country in November 28, 2011. These elections were officially won by the President Kabila.
Violence against women can take many aspects from sexual violence during conflict to discrimination in all spheres of life, but a lasting form of violence that countless girls and women suffer from across the world occurs in peacetime and is perpetrated by their closest family members and by people they trust.
Source: Make Every Woman Count (MEWC)
On 28th September 2009, thousands of pro-democracy supporters gathered peacefully at the main stadium in Conakry to protest Guinea's military rule. They were calling for an end to army governance.