|Tomsdispatch.com is featuring a video and two new blogs from Ann Jones, who has been working with the International Rescue Committee to help women in war zones — survivors of conflict, displacement and sexual and domestic violence — use photography to make their voices heard. You can learn more about the project and read Ann’s earlier posts on the IRC blog here.
“The War Against Women Never Ends”
“Me, I’m a Camera”
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Posted by Ann Jones on 14 May, 2008
Posted by Tim Lash - IRC on 27 March, 2008
Video: The Greatest Silence
Please join viewers and activists across the country to watch the HBO premiere of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo on Tuesday, April 8th at 10:00 pm EST. This documentary film is a shocking exposé of the kidnapping, rape and torture of women and girls in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
ENOUGH, STAND, and Campus Progress have teamed up to organize screenings across the U.S. to view and discuss The Greatest Silence. Hosting a screening of The Greatest Silence can be a great, informal way for you to gather friends and community members to foster discussion around an important issue.
Four Steps to Host a Screening of The Greatest Silence:
1. Find a Location. You can host a screening in your classroom, living room, dorm lounge, church or anywhere else that you can comfortably see a screen and invite some viewers. It’s as simple as inviting some friends, getting some food, and watching HBO at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday, April 8th. If you don’t have access to HBO, you can borrow a copy of the film to watch free of charge.
2. Register Your Party. E-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can get materials, discussion questions, and tips on how to throw a screening – all you need to do is find the space and the people. Please email ASAP. To borrow the DVD by mail, please register by Monday, March 31st.
3. Host the Screening. Watch HBO at 10:00 pm EST on April 8th (or play the DVD). You can download these discussion questions to lead a conversation.
4. Join a Call the Next Day. The next day you have an opportunity to hear from the filmmaker and discover practical ways to help. Sign up here to join the call on April 9th.
Thanks for helping us to spread the word about this important film. Please tell your friends to watch the HBO premiere of The Greatest Silence with you on Tuesday, April 8th at 10:00 pm EST!
Posted by Kate Sands Adams on 14 March, 2008
Video: Al Jazeera English via YouTube
|This week’s round-up of notable quotes from the news and the Web:
- Melissa Winkler, IRC emergency communications director, on The Fabulous Picture Show on Al Jazeera, referring to actor and director George Clooney’s IRC-sponsored trip to Sudan and Chad with father, Nick, in 2006.
- Nazar Joodi, an Iraqi refugee resettled by the IRC with his family in the Washington D.C. area, speaking with The Washington Examiner.
- Ann Jones blogging from Sierra Leone on an IRC gender-based violence (GBV) program that puts cameras in the hands of women in conflict zones and helps them make their voices heard.
- Richard Brennan, IRC senior health director, speaking with The National Journal for an article about accurately counting refugee flows or deaths caused by war and famine. A new IRC survey has found that 5,400,000 people have died from war-related causes in Congo since 1998 – the world’s deadliest documented conflict since WW II.
–Pam Flowers, IRC country director in Azerbaijan, interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor for an article about community projects in Azerbaijan created by the oil company, BP.
Posted by The IRC on 19 February, 2008
Former Secretary of State and International Rescue Committee Board of Overseers member Colin Powell recently visited the IRC’s resettlement program in Phoenix, AZ. There, Powell met with a small group of refugees resettled to the Phoenix area. Among them were families from Burma, Burundi and Iraq. “I want to personally welcome these families,” Powell told the group. “I know that they will become great Americans.”
Posted by Kate Sands Adams on 13 February, 2008
|In her report from Goma, Congo, on the TODAY Show this morning, NBC News anchor Ann Curry asked IRC’s Sarah Mosely about the systematic use of rape as a weapon of war. “It’s assault with bottles and sticks—you name it,” Sarah told her. “It’s brutal. It’s absolutely horrifying.” Video|