World Health Organization declares Zika virus global health emergency

In May of last year, an outbreak of the Zika virus was discovered in Brazil.  Less than a year later, the virus has spread to over twenty countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it an international public health emergency in early February. An increasing body of evidence links the Zika virus, which […]

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Rape as a Weapon of War in Congo

In 2008, the United Nations formally declared rape as a weapon of war. [1] Rape is not just an act against individual women or a “spoil of war;” it is systematically being used to destabilize communities, instill terror, even acting as a form of ethnic cleansing in certain cases. Moreover, rape doesn’t lead to human rights prosecutions. In Half The […]

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