IfE Coordinates Network to Prevent Ebola in Marginalized Communities

(English below)   Plus de 40 organisations de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) se sont engagées à sensibiliser le public à la prévention du virus Ebola dans les communautés pauvres ou marginalisées, y compris les communautés Batwa. L’initiative a...

IDP Camp Closures in DRC Risk Further Killings of Batwa People

(En français ci-dessous) Initiative for Equality (IfE) is urgently calling on the agencies of the United Nations, the international community, the national government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the provincial government of Tanganyika Province, DRC,...

IfE Network Speaks Out for Batwa Women’s Rights at UN

(En français ci-dessous) IfE and 12 Batwa rights organizations in our African Great Lakes regional network co-sponsored a Side Event at the 18th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in April of 2019.  Deborah Rogers, President of IfE, and Ange Bella...

Batwa Women Under Assault: IfE Partners to Present Side Event at UN

(En français ci-dessous.) Please join us at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday April 23, Room S-1521 at 1:15 pm (13:15) local time. We will discuss the very difficult situation for women of the Indigenous Twa and Mbuti peoples in the African Great Lakes...

IfE Partners Report on Atrocities Against Batwa

(En français ci-dessous) The Réseau Initiative for Equality (RIFE) of the African Great Lakes region has just released a devastating report documenting massacres and mass rapes committed from 2016 to 2018 against the Indigenous Batwa people in the Province of...