Rescuing child soldiers, providing assistance to communities and helping people reject violence, CRC are risking their lives for peace in the Congo. George Dubatso’s story of rescuing his wife and 10-month-old daughter from the middle of a battle between government and rebels is just one example of this.
“We say no to war and yes to peace” was daubed on a community “wall of hope” in the town of Beni in DR Congo as the town Mayor released 11 doves over crowds gathered to celebrate the International Day of Peace on 21 September. The 11 birds, representing the 11 provinces of DR Congo, … Continued
Over recent months the Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC), our peacebuilding partner in DR Congo, has been working hard to encourage families forced out by war to return to their villages. However the return of these families can sometimes have dangerous consequences, especially if they threaten the stability of established communities. In Badiya village, after several … Continued
Meet Sandrine. She was only 24 years old when her life became irreversibly changed- Mai Mai rebel soldiers burst into her village in war-torn Congo and she was given a choice- to join them or die. Sandrine was led away into the forest, where she joined other women living with the rebels. The lucky ones … Continued