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Day 2 of CI-UCBC's International Justice Conference ... See MoreSee Less
CI's Justice Initiative works to empower students and legal professionals to address systemic issues in Congo's justice system and provide pro bono services to those wrongfully imprisoned or without representation. Part of this work includes a bi-annual conference which was put on hold due to the pandemic. We are excited to gather again to create a more just and peaceful Congo. #Congo #peace #justice #bethechange ... See MoreSee Less
A thoughtful article that features Bethesda Counseling Center's Noé Kasali and reveals the deep suffering of Congo's internally displaced people and why many are skeptical of fragile cease-fires. “It’s about being able to go home,” he says. “People here might be surviving physically, but psychologically, that’s what they’re longing for, to be safe at home..."At his counseling center meanwhile, Mr. Kasali says he often hears people speak wearily of these international attempts to broker peace.“They will tell you, the priority of the world is not our lives,” he says. ... See MoreSee Less
Congo cease-fire: Displaced residents long for normalcyTwenty years of fighting in eastern Congo has forced more than 5 million people from their homes. Local residents are cautious about a cease-fire signed last week.
"The time I spent at ucbc helped me see things in [a] different way, to detect challenges in my community and try to find solutions and also to do something good for others and for my country in order to change the future of my country." Full story on our blog:https://congoinitiative.org/2023/student-spotlight-david-bujiriri/#congo #changemaker #bethechange #beni #hope #transformation #education ... See MoreSee Less
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