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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism 2006-2007

Jimmie Briggs
Freelance Journalist
New York, N.Y., USA

TOPIC: Explore the psychosocial impact of gender-based violence on female survivors of war living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Killing Fields
The Democratic Republic of Congo, beset with atrocities during a long civil uprising, offers a grave example of an often overlooked war crime: the rampant spread of HIV through sexual violence and rape.

Katrina's Outskirts
The year Hurricane Katrina hit, 2005, saw three of the strongest storms ever recorded in the United States: Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. The weakest of the three, Katrina, had the most damaging impact, causing $80 billion in damage over an area the size of the United Kingdom.

A Look at the Walking Wounded
Most often associated with veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder is increasingly prevalent in our communities, as residents-particularly youth-struggle to cope with violence

In the Crosshairs
Homicide is the leading cause of death for black men ages 15 to 34. What can families and communities do? A national Real Health roundtable

Zuma's Africa Faces Struggle Against Rape
In the wake of Jacob Zuma's election last week as head of the African National Congress, Jimmie Briggs raises the troubling reminder of his rape trial and acquittal in 2006. Social liberation, he says, must extend to African women.

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