Comments on: UN resolution on women, peace and security: anniversary worth celebrating? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/06/19/un-resolution-on-women-peace-and-security-anniversary-worth-celebrating/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rizik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/06/19/un-resolution-on-women-peace-and-security-anniversary-worth-celebrating/comment-page-1/#comment-4826 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 03:27:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=1945#comment-4826 MJPC blames the Congolese Government for the Deteriorating Situation in East Congo(DRC)

“There is no excuse for missing to pay salaries to soldiers in lawless eastern Congo for six months”

Following the deteriorating situation in east Congo, the MJPC called today for the Congolese Government to urgently pay the salaries to thousands of soldiers who have not been paid for over six months in eastern Congo, take swift action to enforce the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) warrant against Bosco Ntaganda and to hold accountable perpetrators of sexual violence against women for their acts.

“Failing to hold accountable individuals who commit war crimes and crimes against humunity continues to be the leading cause of widespread and systematic sexual violence acts against girls and women in the easten Congo” said Makuba Sekombo, Community Affairs Director of the Mobilization for Justice and Peace in the DR Congo (MJPC).

Mr. Sekombo again criticized the government of Congo for not only the continuing failure to protect women and young girls from sexual violence, but also for “encouraging conditions that create opportunities for sexual violence to occur”. “There is no excuse for missing to pay salaries to soldiers in the lawless eastern Congo for six months” said Sekombo. The MJPC has also renewed its call for the Congolese government to take urgent needed action to end human rights abuses in east Congo, hold perpetrators accountable and ensure reparation for the victims of sexual violence.

The MJPC has been urging the Congolese government to compensate the victims of sexual violence in order to also help combat impunity in eastern part of Congo where sexual violence against women and children has been widely used as weapon of war for more than decade. The MJPC online petition calling for help to put pressure on Congolese Government to compensate victims of sexual siolence in Eastern DRC can be signed at http://www.gopetition.com.au/online/2618 0.html

About MJPC

MJPC works to add a voice in advocating for justice and peace in the DRC particulary in the east of DRC where thousands innocent civilian including children and women continue to suffer massive human rights violations while armed groups responsible for these crimes go unpunished

For more information about the MJPC and its activities, visit http://www.mjpcongo.org. or call Makuba Sekombo @ 1-408-8063-644 or e-mail: info@mjpcongo.org. The online petition calling on the Congolese Government to put urgently in place a comprehensive program of compensation for the victims of sexual violence in eastern Congo can be signed at http://www.gopetition.com.au/online/2618 0.html

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/06/19/un-resolution-on-women-peace-and-security-anniversary-worth-celebrating/comment-page-1/#comment-4707 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:19:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=1945#comment-4707 Violence to women is violence to children. I am sure a U.S. representative has endorsed and signed this document while we give military aid to Pakistan to create millions more refugees in their military struggle with the Taliban. What good is such a document when the signatories engage in the very acts it condemns?

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By: Y. Fernandez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/06/19/un-resolution-on-women-peace-and-security-anniversary-worth-celebrating/comment-page-1/#comment-4686 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 18:04:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=1945#comment-4686 Thank you for this piece. Women across the world need more protection from the constant abuse and humiliation done by armed militants and zealous religious movements, and from the networks of human trafficking. The UN should become more involved in these matters and show some teeth. It almost seems like the UN mostly cares and acts upon security issues, without understanding, that the constant mistreatment and tactics of rape, economical and educational disparity, and the lack of involvement of women within the UN and peace negotiations, are as much of a security threat to the world as anything else. After all, women are emblematic of peace, prosperity and balance in the world.

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By: Peter H http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/06/19/un-resolution-on-women-peace-and-security-anniversary-worth-celebrating/comment-page-1/#comment-4680 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:47:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=1945#comment-4680 UN Resolutions will loose all credibility unless they are enforceable.
I’d like to see more coordination between the UN, IMF and the World Bank with the aim of closing down the loop-holes which allow “off-shore” money transactions which permit despots and criminals to move masses of money into “legitimate” capital centres, which not only destabilizes the countries of the capitals origin, but also the capitals destinations. This would move the ambulance from the bottom of the cliff and possibly result in less ambulances being necessary.

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