Governments must give women a key role in making decisions aimed at resolving the current global economic crisis, which is likely have a serious impact on the full realization of gender equality, a United Nations committee warned today.
According to the UN Children’s Fund, rape has been used as a weapon of war in DRC and an estimated 200,000 women and girls have been assaulted over the past 12 years. While sexual violence is rampant and prevalent throughout Congolese society, the area that has been most affected has been the eastern part of the country, particularly the Kivu region.
The anxious millions were watching the multi-star Oscar awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Their patience was rewarded, and their prayers were answered. “Slumdog Millionaire,” a film about Mumbai and ordeals more familiar than terrorist strikes to the less-fortunate citizens of the country’s financial capital, made a spectacular sweep, winning eight awards, including two for iconic music composer A. R. Rahman.
California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla will help search for Caylee Anthony, who disappeared earlier this year when she was 2 years old. Padilla, called the “World Famous Bounty Hunter,” will join Texas Equusearch in looking for the girl when Equusearch returns to Florida on Nov. 8. The group suspended its search last month. […]