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04 Dec 2000 description

Sierra Leone's nine-year civil war has left an estimated 1.2 million persons internally displaced. Juliana and her family stay with relatives in one of the camps managed by the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, a member of Action by Churches Together. She comes from the diamond-producing areas in northern Sierra Leone, which are still occupied by the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). When the rebels attacked her village, Juliana's husband, a diamond digger, was killed.

17 Jul 2000 description

North Korea
The Partnership With Women Task Group, part of the CWS International Justice and Human Rights Office, is sending a delegation of five North American women to North Korea on August 23 to establish direct relationships with women from the Korean Christians Federation, a CWS partner in North Korea. Together the women - including Protestant and Roman Catholic members - will discuss peace, reunification and ecumenism.