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Bukavu, South Kivu, DR Congo: Aerial view of the city of Bukavu. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
MONUSCO builds new premises for women prisoners at the Uvira Central Prison

The new quarter for women, built at the total cost of 35,000 US dollars through a quick impact project, will enable the separation of men and women prisoners. Presiding over the quarter inauguration ceremony the provincial Justice and Human Rights minister urged the beneficiaries to make proper use of the new facility bearing in mind the interests of future generations.

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In Sange, Martin Kobler promises the displaced from Mutarule he will plead their case with the Congo

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DR Congo made that promise on Monday, 4 May 2015 during his security evaluation trip to Uvira territory, South Kivu.  On this visit, his third to the region in 11 months, Martin Kobler observed that little had been done for people displaced from Mutarule nearly a year ago to return to their village. Mr. Kobler promised he would continue advocating with the provincial and national authorities to address the case of the Ruzizi Plain in general and  Mutarule in particular.

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With MONUSCO’s support, 30 peer educators trained in HIV/AIDS prevention, in Sange in the Ruzizi Pla

Sange, 2 May 2015 -  The Association for Women’s Promotion and Endogenous Development (AFPDE), a local NGO operating in Uvira, South Kivu, held in Sange, from Monday 27 April to Friday 1st May, a training seminar for peer educators on HIV/AIDS.
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MONUSCO’s mandate explained to the students of “Institut MUSOYI in Shamwana”

Manono (North Katanga) – “Understanding the concept of island of stability and the UNSC Resolution 2211” is theme selected for the sensitization session organized by MONUSCO’s public information section with a view to sensitizing the students of the “Institut MUSOYI” in Shamwana, a community situated 175 Km from the south-east of the Manono center. The institute is participating for the first time in the ‘State exams” after 3 years’ absence due to repeated raids by the Maï-Maï-Kata-Katanga.

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21 March – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Martin Kobler, Chief of MONUSCO and José Maria Aranaz, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office appeal on “each and every one to commit themselves to eliminate racial discrimination”



Kinshasa, 21 March 2015“We must work together to combat all forms of discrimination. Let us commit ourselves to eliminate any practice that divides us along the lines of ethnicity, sex, religion, social background and identity. Rights to equality and dignity are essential for building a lasting peace based on solid foundations,” said Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC.

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