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for her part of the book. i'm all over. the. study. that. this is africa coming up in the next 15 minutes the strong women off the d r c a rape survivor who's become an activist for women and a business woman is a weapon of war in congo fighting rages over the country's natural resources. also i'll show the man putting africa on the map quite literally step by step.
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hello i'm christine wonderwall come to africa it's good to have you along in the democratic republic of congo sexual violence is widespread it's still a huge have today we need one rape survivor who hasn't let her ordeal destroy her her mission is to break the code of silence around trade and help women and girls she's also taken her passion for women's rights one step foot. in the southeast of the d.r. c. cup talk in. this way under the sunday and her friends go from door to door trying to educate look great they will talk to anyone who's willing to listen. how old is she going to have been what's her name brenda when i was like brenda you see one year when i was trained as age when as i lay. i was raped. by
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your liking him on a love story some fortunately far from being unique in the d r c sexual violence is commonly used as a weapon of war a model of how to survive twice a soldier repair when she was told a child later a family member also abused her sexually despite the fact that so many women that it be are see are victims of rape this to suffer why it's best to. i was rejected i feel discriminated even ostracized while some parents beat their children because they plead with me i tried to commit to say 4 times i didn't believe in live my life i couldn't find a reason to stay alive here for what comes out but a 21 year old decided to turn her suffering into a source of strength. she founded a mangy forcing my neighbor with him to break the top all around rape by telling her story opening she has become
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a source of inspiration for many of our little house was here more of course all of you know one or. if a man rapes your daughter even if you take him to court they will release him and he will be back in the streets living his life and you will have to take care of your child can you see if it's one heart. one or it's. like the way in manila tard because the problem of rape affects so many parents i am a has. however it's not just sexual violence that's a taboo subject in the d.r. seeing anything relating to female sexuality is usually off the table that's why in my real i felt she had 2 of our practical solutions if she really want to tramp our girls and women in her country. but if so the lack of sin is very peds has a big impact on girls' school attendance. because girls can go to school during their periods without sanitary protection on the also homes on what excel. in
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monreal attend her flight into a workshop and started her own business where she employs women to make we use a boss and if you part of the company's called encanto which means woman in lingala so this these parts can be washed up to $400.00 times and that means the pads can be used for over a year even 2 years introducing them so it. the monorail house also started meeting doctors to try to secure partnerships to support young girls in need. sooner or later it will be good to have doctors on board who can voluntary bases give their time and their expertise once a month to help the most vulnerable females and it would be useful. for many girls and women this would mean better health care and more access to information some doctors working in hospitals are happy to listen to their problems but many are
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still hesitant to time them what i don't really like to implement an affordable health care system for young girls we live in a community where there are a lot of taboos so it's important for the girls to have people that can come and help them if they cannot get to the hospital. all experiencing the challenges here such a feast have given her a purpose in life she strives to improve the lives of women and girls she hopes that others will join her on her path. well i recently sat down with a never congolese woman who is on that path today as member works for the d r c is justice and peace commission and just like emanuel is a need she is encouraging women to speak up against sexual violence and pressuring those in power to bring perpetrators to justice thomas thank you so much for talking to me is africa view you work in in a country way a lot of women have been raped because rape is being used as
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a weapon of war. and we know in any particleboard in any situation where the woman has been raped or something that she has difficulty coming out to say more so in a context where there is a lot of implications being ostracized talks about the work of shifting to appeal to women to raise awareness to get women to speak up and why it's so important. i work in mosul stephen koval and there we have a lot of cases of sexual violence over women who have been abused by rebel groups. the victims of sexual violence and small to sexual violence like men wanting desire and sexual desire but environments which aims at destroying the humanity the dignity of remain and most of the cases those women are really silence to talk about of this to speak loads and my role is to go for in the villages raise
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awareness to those women and to bring them to hospital of buns you and i we were only also to help the community has been as it has influence on what happens that's why we deal with so to philip you work so it's like counseling groups to a loud defense of victims to walk together to think to do that in the future and to balance the means of resilience according to the location and records into the look of means we often hear about these women we hear their stories and we might never be able to necessarily hear from them directly and i wondered if you could perhaps speak on their behalf at this stage and and tell us what they would want the world to know about what they've been through and how the world can help the big message of these women is to see who are the people who understand 2 sides together and form solution for instance i have met
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a woman like she was taken hostage in the forest where she spent 6 months of waves and because of sexual slave. but also she could see some of the rebel groups forcing her to transport the cotton to bring it in the mayor plane but she couldn't understand she only knew that it was called because it is very heavy just like sons and she was asking him to keep on asking what do i have to do with this explosion of minerals why brady has to suffer why do i have to become vulnerable so long time only because people want to get minerals so then other way to allow people to explode mineral other than killing other than causing harm to. very poor women and that's why the big message saying we want the world to sit together and see how they can expose mineral without causing harm we also want reparation
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because now i'm talking to you but there are so many other women who are being killed now we know where these people are we know where the the rebel group but why can't the multinational those who have been right to fight for the poor can't focus on them to get them to be more active it was been since many experts were saying we want the u.n. soldiers to be more effective and also we have these mobile phone companies why can't they produce the electronic devices without buying leads from the rebel groups trace thank you thank you thank you to. now going to a location you've not been to before many of us turn to online maps will help but feel a van hoffa of the world's countries have been significantly mapped onli now you're
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about to meet the man trying to bridge the digital divide and put africa on the map . and reports. traveling anywhere in africa can be really complicated when you don't ever obsessed about maps but if you look at africa right now maybe only 6 or 7 countries america. and 54 countries are . in within them maybe a 120000000 people his day job is in silicon valley but in his spare time to one the country is thousands of kilometers away filling in the gaps left by google street view being from zimbabwe and having grown up in the region i knew that many places in the region to grow fat street that became clear when tijuana moved to california a decade ago and he tried to show his new friends his hometown of harare friends parent asked me to show that. the house that i grew up.
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so we went to my hometown of google maps and we clicked all we could get like you are. like the. car why do we not have the same. truck terms that you know are the worst in cities do so last year he borrowed a camera and went back to southern africa to map some of the places he remembered from his youth. those images became the 1st instance of street view in zimbabwe. and he didn't just stick to the streets he maps some of the country's most famous sites like victoria falls from above. the axis or resources to travel to the space that sort of just getting an idea of what that space may look like if you. tell you. using his own money he's now mapped at least 12 cities across 3 countries by car and by foot. i want. to be trucked through about 5 cities. to the west i've got to coast it's going to
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cost that's the 2000 miles of coastline or long going to be a star country coast. according to google only $87.00 of the world's $195.00 countries have been significantly mapped the biggest gaps are in asia and africa there's a significant digits we're putting some of these communities that are left out of the scott comes. within cities and making sure that people in their cities actually ever access to tools that allow them to to live their lives night anybody else. fully. digital struct. after he maps harari google added several listings for local businesses and the information gathered by car could even help improve drive time testaments which can often be gone by several hours but for to wanda maps have another dimension that's a very good time to make you know you know where we need it impacts deception of
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the world around us and i want to people that. she helps to keep building those connections one step at a time. well if they get the job well that is it for now from me damaeus africa and we'll see you next time i for now and happy holidays. earth the home for saving global ideas tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world ideas to protect the climate and boost green energy solutions like global ideas the environment series of global 3000 on d. . w. and online. welcome to the euro max you tube channel. a good write up story. with
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day this is extraordinary when you think of the influence he has had on the artistic world since that this important anniversary is being mocked in many different ways throughout the world. leonardo di said pietro da vinci borne an illegitimate child on april 15th 1452 in. the tuscan polymath was a man ahead of his time and his discoveries in art and science changed the course of history and 500 years on the world is celebrating. digital onto a with the giants of the nice on it's. always a visionary. he and dissipated things that were only invented years after his death . i believe that if you were alive today he would have developed many.


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