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We support survivors’ demands for a world where sexual violence as a weapon of war is no longer tolerated, and bears consequences for individual perpetrators and states. We work for a future where survivors receive the holistic care and compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We create opportunities for survivors to speak out and be heard, and where they can organise to create change, influence policies, and demand justice and accountability.

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16 Days of Activism

Each day from November 25 until December 10, we will promote issues facing women in different countries. We will share stories from individuals from the SEMA network, activities of national and local survivor networks, or other related local activism. Join us and share our stories.

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Mass atrocities, including sexual violence, continue in #DRC daily with almost complete impunity. We are convinced that there can be no peace without respecting victims’ right to justice.

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What we do

Voice: Connecting Survivors

When survivors speak up, the use of sexual violence as a tactic of warfare and terrorism can no longer be ignored.

Holistic Care

We promote quality holistic care for survivors: medical treatment, psychosocial care, socioeconomic programmes
and legal assistance.

Justice and Accountability

We work with survivors, governments, international organisations and NGOs to advocate for holistic justice.

A survivor’s story

Slide Iryna Speaks Out A survivor of sexual violence from Ukraine delivers a courageous speech

Dr Denis Mukwege

Dr Denis Mukwege is a world-renowned gynaecologist and human rights activist from east DRC. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for his global efforts to end the use of rape as a weapon of war. Dr Mukwege founded Panzi Hospital and Foundation, and has become one of the world’s leading specialists on treating survivors of wartime sexual violence.

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