The United Nations has recently come under attack for its handling of both the Ebola outbreak and the war in Syria. It has prompted some to question what the role of the U.N. should be on the international stage. We look at the relevance of the U.N., 70 years after its creation.
It is estimated that more than 5 million men, women and children have died in Congo over the past 10 years. An award winning documentary filmmaker examines how rape has been, and continues to be, used as a weapon of the war.
- Christine Schuler-Deschryver human rights activist in the Congo
- Lisa Jackson filmmaker, "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo." It won a Special Jury Prize for Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
- John Prendergast co-chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity
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