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The United States House of Representatives
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights
Testimony by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass and Members of the Subcommittee on Africa:
Thank you for the invitation and honor to testify before your committee. I come before you as a Congolese and concerned U.S. citizen. The views expressed in this statement are mine, and mine alone.
Steve Hege Former Coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Bass, and Members of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights: Thank you for this invitation to testify at this hearing on the current crisis in the eastern DR Congo. I have been working on the Eastern Congo for over eight years, including the past three as a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on the DRC.
Testimony of John Prendergast
Co-Founder, Enough Project
House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights
December 11, 2012
Thank you, Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Bass for the opportunity to testify at a crucial moment for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights
December 11, 2012
Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the invitation to testify before the Subcommittee on the crisis unfolding in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, or D.R.C.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 23, 2012
PEPFAR Gender Strategy: Addressing gender norms and inequities is essential to reducing HIV risk and increasing access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for women and men. In low and middle-income countries worldwide, HIV is the leading cause of death and disease in women in reproductive age. In sub-Saharan Africa, 60% of those living with HIV are women and in some of these countries, prevalence among young women aged 15-24 years is on average about three times higher than among men of the same age.