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These women are bringing some peace to war-stricken Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, activists terrorized by conflict for decades are stepping in to try to break the cycle of violence.

MASUMBUKO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Five women in colorful clothing and headwraps walk hastily across fields of cassava near the village of Masumbuko in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on their way to meet with an army commander near the displacement camp where the women live with thousands of other families.

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Helen Valinandi and Dekila Vahwere lead an early morning meeting with local women in Butembo, Congo to stay updated on the security situation as well as log complaints tied to human rights violations. Photo credit:

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