Anonciata, a mother of four, survived a brutal raid on her town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but not without injury.
In 2010, militiamen broke into her home in Rutshuru, demanding she give them her teenage daughter who had fled upon their arrival. When she refused, they beat her and cut off her lips with a machete.
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Anonciata, a mother of four, survived a brutal raid on her town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but not without injury.

In 2010, militiamen broke into her home in Rutshuru, demanding she give them her teenage daughter who had fled upon their arrival. When she refused, they beat her and cut off her lips with a machete.

Learn more here.

"Around the world we are all hoping the U.S. can strengthen its firearm policies. We are all so distressed by the news of tragedies there, and thinking of the families and communities directly affected. But also, the U.S. is the world’s major producer and thus the source of many guns that kill and injure elsewhere. So we all have a stake in what eventually happens in the US."


-Rebecca Peters, international expert on gun violence prevention who led the campaign that succeeded in reforming Australia’s gun laws and was the first director of the international movement against gun violence, IANSA. Read more from our chat on international gun policy here.

$8 billion was slashed from the State Department and international program budgets in the spring— and now more than 200 non-governmental organizations are joining forces to call for an end to new cuts.

$8 billion was slashed from the State Department and international program budgets in the spring— and now more than 200 non-governmental organizations are joining forces to call for an end to new cuts.

NPR News Blog ‘The Two-Way’ written by Eyder Peralta poses an interesting question-

"If the United States decided to release pictures of Osama bin Laden, would it violate international law?"

(Shared by NewsHour Librarian, Sandi Fox)