Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Laura Ferguson, Ian Henry, Alexandra Nicholson and Sofia Gruskin, submitted by the Program on Global Health and Human RIghts, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California.

Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This month professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including NGO representatives, parliamentarians, religious leaders and more as part of GHHR’s ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This work builds on the mid-term evaluation of … Continue reading Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nobel Prize nominee denounces sexual violence in the Congo

Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, gynecologist and advocate against sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, called upon the USC community to take action in his talk at the USC Caruso Catholic Center on Oct. 7. Using a translator, Mukwege addressed approximately 200 students, faculty and local Congolese. A Q&A session followed, … Continue reading Nobel Prize nominee denounces sexual violence in the Congo