On October 1, Congo marched for peace and justice. Now, it’s our turn to act.
Mass atrocities, including sexual violence, continue in Congo daily with almost complete impunity. We are convinced that there can be no peace in Congo without respecting victims’ right to justice.
The United Nations Mapping Report documents serious human rights violations committed in Congo during the war. It demands for truth, justice, and reparations. The Movement of Survivors of Sexual Violence in DRC initiated a petition, to demand the implementation of these recommendations. One of the calls is that for an International Tribunal.
Together with Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights, and many others we ask you to also stand up and sign for justice. Every one of you is needed.
We are all carrying a piece of Congo with us. In our smartphones and in our computers that need coltan and other minerals to function. The conflict in Congo is closely linked to the conflict minerals found in many electric devices.
– Make your own #IamCongo #ISignForJustice picture. Take a photo of yourself with your phone or computer and add the hashtags. Or use our Facebook Frame. Ask your followers to do the same.
– Share our social media toolkit. Attached are pictures with basic information to help people understand the situation in the DRC. Please share them! And don’t forget to remind your followers to sign the petition for justice in Congo.
Ten years after the United Nations Mapping Report, demonstrations for justice took place in Congo and across the globe on the 1st of October. You can be part of the call for justice by following the Mukwege Foundation on social media and sharing with your network.
Click here to read the Mapping Report on the UN webpage
Click here to visit the Online Memorial
Click Here to read about Conflict Minerals
If you represent an organisation that would like to endorse this petition, please let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org