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.
Seven years after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, women who survived captivity and sexual abuse during the conflict have found the courage to speak out and become activists. On February 20, 2014, Pro- Russian forces took over Crimea, killing and capturing Ukrainian civilians. Women faced horrible conditions, torture, and sexual violence in captivity. Many of the women are still displaced, living in poor conditions and want nothing more than to return to their homes.
Each survivor has her own unique and harrowing story and her own way of maintaining hope throughout their ordeal. Read the full article.
On January 28, 2021, the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation celebrates its fifth anniversary. Over the past five years, we have been inspired and encouraged by the heartwarming support that enabled us to work with survivors globally to bring about change. On this special day, we would like to share our gratitude with you. You can watch Dr. Mukwege’s special interview for the occasion here.
Thank you for supporting us, and thank you for standing with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.
When survivors speak up, the use of sexual violence as a tactic of warfare and terrorism can no longer be ignored.
We promote quality holistic care for survivors: medical treatment, psychosocial care, socioeconomic programmes
and legal assistance.
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.More about Dr Denis Mukwege