Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation

The Mukwege Foundation

Who we are

The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation is an international human rights organization set up in 2016 with the objective to end the use of sexual violence in conflict. Together with our special adviser, the Congolese gynecologist and women’s rights activist Dr. Denis Mukwege, we support projects to help survivors worldwide.

At the global level, we work with governments and international organizations to enforce the norms and rules prohibiting sexual violence. The organization supports the Panzi Foundation and Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo and seeks to take their efforts a step further by promoting the implementation of their good practices globally in the fight against rape as a weapon of war.

We have offices in The Hague and Geneva.


The Mukwege Foundation and Panzi

Dr. Denis Mukwege founded Panzi Hospital which is supported by Fondation Panzi in DRC. Its sister organisation, the US based Panzi Foundation, raises funds in the United States and makes strategic investments at Panzi Hospital and Panzi Foundation DRC.

The Mukwege Foundation collaborates with Panzi. We support the foundation and the hospital in the DRC through fundraising and the development of international partnerships. Together with the team in Congo, we promote the holistic model of care worldwide. Our goal is to support the application of best-practices and the outstanding experience from DRC in other conflict-affected countries.

While the Panzi Foundations work to support victims of sexual violence in Congo, the Mukwege Foundation follows a global approach by connecting survivors worldwide and engage in international advocacy to end wartime sexual violence globally.

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