is the founder of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo caring and advocating for survivors of sexual violence He is one of five finalists for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity which is awarded annually in Yerevan Armenia on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors This year’s ceremony will be held on May 28 Rape is not just a physical violent act perpetrated against one victim It is an assault on humanity The victim suffers not just from physical trauma but the lingering effects of psychological violation That after all is the purpose of rape at a time of war Rape destroys the will to live it paralyzes victims their families and entire communities Rape is a cost-effective way to establish power over the vanquished With each woman or girl who is attacked a family is ruined In eastern Congo many thousands of families have been devastated This crisis threatens to destroy the very fabric of our society leaving us torn to shreds subdued and crushed I am a surgeon certainly but I am a womens rights advocate as well More and more I realize that I am a human rights advocate perhaps that above all else Many years before the war I realized maternal health and mortality should be protected Families become consumed by sadness on what should be the happiest day of their lives all because they do not have access to basic medical care and support The developed world often takes access to medical services and facilities for granted In Congo these necessities are all too often unavailable And so I chose a profession that would help me help them But the war changed everything In 1996 we fled to Bukavu We founded Panzi Hospital in 1999 It was smaller and had fewer resources but I thought I could resume my work I tried But the war had changed everything In three months I treated 45 victims of the most brutal kind of sexual assault My patients were survivors of rape most often gang-raped beaten physically and mentally battered The women who came to me ranged from young children to an 80-year-old woman They all believed they had no reason to live The 80-year-old woman who had been gang-raped asked me "Why didnt you just let me die" Imagine you have been raped in front of your family your children your community; how can you ever recover I wanted to help her and all our patients that suffered such trauma The small hospital was insufficient to tackle the scale of the violence We established our holistic healing model that today has helped more than 50000 survivors of sexualized violence We began by treating their physical wounds But as more and more women shared their horrors we started to see that the wounds went far deeper than those we could treat physically We hired a psychologist We had to help women start to find a way back from their ordeal We help younger survivors resume their education while older women are provided vocational training and support to help them provide for themselves to feed their children and put a roof over their heads We see these women fight back from the brink They find power within themselves They fight for the rights of their children and their community They want justice We have since helped them with legal assistance We see these women transform from victims and survivors into activists In 2011 the American Journal of Public Health revealed that 48 women and girls aged 15 to 49 were raped each hour in a single province of Congo That is more than 1000 women and girls each day In Congo without political and economic stability this scourge of rape threatens to destroy more families more communities Our goal is to increase protections for women and to advocate that those responsible for sexual violence be brought to justice including the Congolese government and militia groups laying siege to the eastern part of our country The Congolese government has responsibility to listen to the voices of civil society to negotiate a path to peace in good faith and to eradicate corruption The Congolese government must be held responsible for the exploitation of our natural resources and the negative economic impact this ongoing conflict has on the Congolese people Sexual violence has been accepted as part of this conflict for too long That must change We have an international consensus against the use of nuclear weapons and against chemical and biological weapons and against torture Since 1919 international law has recognized that rape as a weapon of war must end And yet it continues as a cheap effective tool of war Making the bodies of women and children the battlefields As human beings and governments we need to say if you win a war by destroying women the international community will never accept you as a leader We must pursue justice for all crimes against humanity that shock the conscience We also need a cultural shift on the ground,上海贵族宝贝Bennie; men need to understand that to protect women is to protect themselves and that respect for women is key to real equity Rape is not only a womans issue; it is humanitys crisis to solve Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsArgentina still poses a "very live threat" to the British-ruled Falkland Islands Britains defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans to increase security spending on the South Atlantic islands to counter Argentina’s attempts to improve its military Michael Fallon told Parliament the government planned to spend 180 million ($268 million) over the next 10 years to boost the security of the islands as part of a defense review although the level of military and civilian personnel involved would remain at around 1200 "The principle threat to the islands remains" he told legislators "I am confident that following this review we have the right deployment" The minister’s announcement comes as Argentina has been trying to upgrade its military capabilities It has looked at buying new warplanes and has signed a co-operation deal with Russia that could result in it leasing Russian bombers in return for beef exports Argentina has always claimed sovereignty over the islands which it calls Las Malvinas Britain has ruled there for almost two centuries and the overwhelming majority of the 3000 inhabitants are of British descent Successive governments in London have insisted that it is up to the Falklanders to decide who governs them Tension has periodically surfaced between London and Buenos Aires in the three decades since British troops hoisted the Union flag over the island capital of Port Stanley barely 10 weeks after the invasion The revival of the Falklands question comes just six weeks ahead of a UK general election in which defense spending has latterly emerged as a campaign issue Fallons Conservative Party is traditionally viewed as soundest on defense However indications that the governments austerity policies may soon start to gnaw into the hallowed defense budget have alarmed domestic military chiefs and Britains key ally the United States General Raymond Odierno the US Chief of Staff said this month that he was "very concerned" about falling UK defense spending amid fears it could drop below a Nato target of two percent of national income Just this week Fallon tried to reassure the Americans when he wrote in a newspaper article: “When the chips are down the UK will always be at their side Our American friends know that the UK is not about to let down its guard The latest warning on the Falklands may in part be a reminder to voters that the Conservatives can continue to be trusted on defense That is not to say that the government has invented the Argentine threat The cash-strapped government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced a boost in military spending for 2015 Argentina has also been scouting around to upgrade its ageing fleet of military jets focusing on Israel China and Russia among potential suppliers Just last week Russian and Argentine officials agreed to upgrade military cooperation at a meeting in Moscow That came amid unconfirmed reports that Russia is offering to lease long-range bombers in exchange for Argentine beef Vladimir Putin the Russian President was in Buenos Aires last year as part of policy of strengthening ties in Latin America at a time when Moscow faced Western sanctions over its annexation of Crimea and its stance on Ukraine Alexei Pushkov head of the Russian parliaments Foreign Affairs Committee linked the Ukraine and Falklands issues when he posted on Twitter at the weekend: "Attention London: Crimea has far more reason to be in Russia than the Falklands have to be part of Great Britain" Aligning with Argentina over the Falklands would be one way for Moscow to retaliate for Britains support of sanctions In Argentina the sovereignty question is one that is guaranteed to unite public opinion Successive governments have opted to press the Malvinas button as a way of diverting attention from more divisive domestic issues Among the headaches currently confronting President Fernández de Kirchner is the continuing fallout from the mysterious fatal shooting of Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman in January The ruling Argentine junta that ordered the 1982 invasion was at the time floundering economically and facing growing civilian opposition to six years of military rule Seizing the islands was hugely popular and temporarily quelled the internal unrest The generals were spurred to their military adventure by their assessment that Britain had lost interest in the islands and would not act to recover them It turned out to be a bad bet The juntas confidence stemmed in part from defence cuts by Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers government that included suspending periodic submarine patrols of South Atlantic waters These were never publicised but London always made sure the Argentines knew about them When the islands were seized however Thatcher responded by dispatching a task force of more than 120 warships and merchant vessels and thousands of soldiers and special forces US President Ronald Reagan risked alienating his Latin American partners by giving back-up support to his British ally The two sides lost more than 900 men between them in a 74-day conflict that saw ships sunk on both sides The war spelled the end of the junta soon to be replaced by a democratic government and sealed Thatchers domestic popularity as "the Iron Lady" Britain and the juntas successors agreed that the issue would not be resolved by force However diplomatic efforts to resolve it have come to nothing particularly after all but three Falklands voters opted to retain the link with Britain in a 2013 referendum Recently however Argentine leaders have ramped up the rhetoric President Fernández de Kirchner has referred to the islanders as "squatters" while according to her foreign minister Héctor Timerman they are "non-people" Britain has also been accused of maintaining its control of the islands in order to exploit disputed oil reserves and extend its strategic hold on the South Atlantic and Antartica What remains an open question is whether Argentina would actually be tempted to mount a second invasion and how Britain would respond If Argentina managed to upgrade its air force with help from the Russians or others it would have a theoretical window of opportunity to strike before a new British carrier force enters operation in 2020 In the meantime Britain is relying on improved missile and air defences to deter any aggression Lawrence Freedman a war studies professor and Britains official historian of the Falklands War doubts Argentinas ability to mount a new invasion "President Kirchner plays the nationalist card but basically the country is broke" he says Any Russian bombers that the Argentines acquired could in theory be used to bomb the runway at the Mount Pleasant military base south of Port Stanley "The only way to neutralize that would be a surprise attack Its not easy and youd need a skilled operation" says Freedman If against the odds Argentina managed to follow up with a troop invasion "then there would be a problem" But he believed the modern air defences available would deter any such aggression "It would be quite a gamble for Argentina and their forces have not been particularly updated over the years" Military rhetoric aside it appears neither side has an interest in a re-run of 1982 and diplomacy remains the preferred option to settle the long-running dispute for good Contact us at editors@timecom he says he was the only scientist working on the topic He defected to BJP in October 2016 Six days after the quake hit some evacuees have still not received assistance000 injured "Unsurprisingly said he had lost all his equipment to the fire incident a 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rapist" the woman responded She went on to appear to mock Guzman’s mother for speaking Spanish as Guzman explained they were working hard while landscaping Democrats are the problem They dont care about crime and want illegal immigrants no matter how bad they may be to pour into and infest our Country like MS-13 They cant win on their terrible policies so they view them as potential voters Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19 2018 Trump has used tough rhetoric to describe immigrants throughout his campaign and into his tenure in the White House Last week the President used the word "infest" to describe illegal immigrants entering the US Critics jabbed the President for his "dehumanizing" language and rhetoric particularly as more than 2300 migrant children were separated from their parents along the US-Mexico border as part of his administrations zero-tolerance policy (Trump has since signed an executive order to halt the policy but hundreds of children are still separated from their parents as a result) Guzman told CNN he believes he stood up for voiceless immigrants during the encounter "When I stood up for my mother I stood up for everybody that is scared to speak up" Guzman told CNN "I stood up for the little people for the people that dont have a voice in this country” Contact us at editors@timecomBangui: The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake" File image of Boris Becker Reuters "The diplomatic passport that he has is a fake" foreign ministry chief of staff Cherubin Mologbama told AFP The document’s serial number corresponded to one of a batch of "new passports that were stolen in 2014" he said In addition the passport – a copy of which has been seen by AFP and bears the date of 19 March 2018 – does not carry the signature or the stamp of the foreign minister Charles Armel Doubane Mologbama said Becker responding through a German magazine insisted that he held genuine diplomatic status "It’s the truth It is a fact that I am today a diplomat" of the CAR he said in a filmed interview with Top Magazin Frankfurt On Friday lawyers for Germany’s three-time Wimbledon champion lodged a claim in the High Court in Britain saying that he had been appointed a sports attache for the CAR to the European Union (EU) in April This they argued granted him immunity under the 1961 Vienna Diplomatic Convention on Diplomatic Relations from bankruptcy proceedings over failure to pay a long-standing debt "Becker’s job profile does not exist" in the CAR’s records Mologbama said Furthermore the passport says that Becker’s diplomatic function is "financial charge de mission" a role that "has nothing to do with sporting questions" he noted In April the 50-year-old former tennis star had tweeted a picture of himself shaking hands with CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera at a meeting in Brussels Becker shook up the tennis world at Wimbledon in 1985 when as an unseeded player he became the then youngest-ever male Grand Slam champion at the age of 17 defending the trophy the following year The German went on to enjoy a glittering career and amassed more than $25 million (2165 million euros) in prize money Shadowy reputation The CAR is one of the poorest countries in the world ranking at the very bottom of the 188 nations in the UN Development Programme’s 2016 Human Development Index Landlocked rich in gold diamonds oil and uranium the country of 46 million people has been chronically unstable since it gained independence from France in 1960 Presidents have traditionally been surrounded by "sleazy courtesans" and "dodgy counsellors who talk loud" French writer Jean-Pierre Tuquoi wrote in a book published last year Its modern history has been studded with coups foreign mercenaries assassination attempts shadowy business deals and improbable figures he says They include Jean-Bedel Bokassa a former army corporal and fan of Napoleon who became president then president for life – and finally declared himself emperor before being ousted by France in 1979 after a massacre of school children One of his successors Francois Bozize was named in a law suit filed in France in 2015 by the CAR government which said that during his tenure "numerous advisors and relatives benefitted from passports of convenience" in exchange for money These including a Kazakh opposition figure Mukhtar Abiazov a female advisor to former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi and an Israeli businessman according to the suit filed by the CAR’s attorney William Bourdon Bozize was overthrown in 2013 by a mainly Muslim rebel alliance the Seleka His elected successor Faustin-Archange Touadera has effective rule over only a fraction of the country as most of it is in the hands of militias Poor governance and a tradition of graft make for a toxic mixture says Thierry Vircoulon a CAR specialist at the French Institute 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