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Democratic Republic of Congo

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1 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Defiant Sculpture: Isek Bodys Kingelez and Mobutu Sese-Seko’s Authenticité, 1990s Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu argues that the extravagant hypermodernity of Isek Bodys Kingelez’s architectural sculptures, as with segments of popular arts, constitute a distinctive form of imaginative resistance to official culture under Mobutu. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2 Responding to Sexual Violence in Conflict: Fighting Impunity in DRC Focusing on the 'male perpetrator,' this paper first examines how, why, and with what effect gendered and raced imaginaries became encoded in international peace and security policy. Chloe Lewis 17 Dec 2018
3 FMR 53 - Effective community-based protection programming: lessons from the Democratic Republic of Congo Oxfam’s work with local communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has prompted the organisation to develop guidance for themselves and for others working in similar situations. Richard Nunn 11 Oct 2016
4 Creative Commons Survival migration: failed governance and the crisis of displacement Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2013. Seminar by Dr Alexander Betts (University of Oxford) recorded on 16 October 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Alexander Betts 25 Oct 2013
5 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Local Ownership of UN Peacebuilding in the DRC: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Sarah von Billerbeck gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Sarah von Billerbeck 21 May 2013
6 Creative Commons FMR 36 Refugee return and root causes of conflict Since independence, violent conflicts in eastern DRC have been linked to access to land, affirmation of ethnic identities and competition for political control. Maria Lange 09 Apr 2013
7 Creative Commons FMR 36 ICRC: careful analysis is the key In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) combines its protection and assistance activities and focuses on 'priority zones' where armed actors are present. Alena Koscalova, Elena Lucchi, Sabine Kampmüller 09 Apr 2013
8 Creative Commons FMR 36 Innovation in cash-voucher programming Cash vouchers offer flexibility, enabling payment for school fees as well as for basic necessities. They also empower people who, in displacement, have been deprived of choice. Kokoévi Sossouvi 09 Apr 2013
9 Creative Commons FMR 36 The Data Centre for IDPs in North Kivu Effective provision of aid and protection for those displaced in eastern DRC requires reliable data which the new Data Centre in North Kivu is helping to provide. Laura Jacqueline Church 09 Apr 2013
10 Creative Commons FMR 36 Civil society and the displaced persons of Bandundu Local organisations in Bandundu province located in western DRC are struggling to meet the needs of displaced persons in the absence of government or international assistance. Pierre Sossou, Boanerges M’Paty, Fulgence Buzika 08 Apr 2013
11 Creative Commons FMR 36 DRC: a donor perspective Donor engagement in DRC is more important than ever but donors need to reassess their strategies. Seb Fouquet 08 Apr 2013
12 Creative Commons FMR 36 Too big to fail The UN integrated mission in DRC and the piloting of humanitarian reform there have been necessarily innovative in a challenging context. Ross Mountain 08 Apr 2013
13 Creative Commons FMR 36 Press-ganged children Addressing the fate of children who are recruited into armed conflicts is not as simple as demanding their exclusion from those conflicts. Axel Poullard 08 Apr 2013
14 Creative Commons FMR 36 Evictions from DRC's protected areas There is an increasing number of people who are being evicted from DRC's 'protected areas' both by the government and by international conservation organisations. Kai Schmidt-Soltau 08 Apr 2013
15 Creative Commons FMR 36 Not going home: displaced youth after war In preparing for a post conflict DRC, we should be more aware of young people's aspirations, the opportunities open to them, and the challenges they face in building a decent life. Timothy Raeymaekers 08 Apr 2013
16 Creative Commons FMR 36 Land, IDPs and mediation Unmanaged resettlement of IDPs in eastern DRC might threaten an already fragile security situation. Baptiste Raymond 08 Apr 2013
17 Creative Commons FMR 36 Land and property disputes impeding return and reintegration A survey conducted by UNHCR in 2009 in IDP camps in North Kivu shows that access to land is the second factor after security which prevents people from returning to their zone of origin. Oumar Sylla 08 Apr 2013
18 Creative Commons FMR 36 Preventing sexual violence While there has been more focus on assistance to survivors of sexual violence after they have been attacked, not enough resources or political attention are devoted to preventing these acts of violence from occurring in the first place. Melanie Teff, Camilla Campisi 08 Apr 2013
19 Creative Commons FMR 36 Protection from sexual violence in DRC While service provision for survivors of sexual violence is the top priority, protection for women and girls can also be improved in DRC. Sarah Mosely, Talita Cetinoglu, Marit Glad 08 Apr 2013
20 Creative Commons FMR 36 Beyond the silence: sexual violence in eastern DRC The sexual violence laws introduced in DRC in 2006 have had only limited impact. A much louder condemnation of rape and a far more proactive approach to prevention are urgently needed. Jessica Keralis 08 Apr 2013
21 Creative Commons FMR 36 Displacement trends in DRC Internal displacement has plagued the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for nearly 20 years. This article provides an overview of the scale and causes of displacement. Greta Zeender, Jacob Rothing 08 Apr 2013
22 Creative Commons FMR 36 The role of governance and research Forced migration is not new to DRC but its extent and its consequences are still shocking. Good governance and research must play a stronger role if life is to improve for the citizens of DRC. Bernard Mumpasi Lututala 08 Apr 2013
23 Creative Commons FMR 36 The dynamics of instability in eastern DRC The conflict in eastern Congo has been the most deadly one since the second World War, and its social consequences have been disastrous. Solutions to the conflict must look to the long term. Pierre Jacquemot 08 Apr 2013
24 Creative Commons FMR 36 A scandal that needs to end While the crisis in the Kivus has been a focus of action and advocacy by the international community for decades, further conflicts have been proliferating in all four corners of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). John Holmes 08 Apr 2013