Governance & accountability


The Mukwege Foundation is a not-profit organisation, headquartered in The Hague, and with country offices in the Central African Republic, Ukraine and Burundi.

We have ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – Public Benefit Organisation) status. This is a recognised charitable status given via the Dutch tax authorities to organisations which contribute to the common good. An ANBI-registered organisation must not aim to make a profit and must meet requirements of integrity. There are rules limiting the assets an ANBI can hold and strict rules for expense reimbursements. A Strategic Plan is compulsory and ANBI-registered organisations must publish their annual reports and financial audits via their website.

Our governance principles are described in our statutes and internal procedures. The Mukwege Foundation’s management is led by its Executive Director.

Advice and oversight are given by our Supervisory Council. Members of the Supervisory Council are recruited based on their knowledge in fields such as media and public affairs, fundraising, financial management, human rights, and NGO management. Members of the Supervisory Council are not remunerated but may claim compensation for reasonable and justifiable expenses.

Chair of the Supervisory Council: Marieke van Schaik

Treasurer of the Supervisory Council: Wilco van Wijck

Additional members:  Heba El-Kholy, Julie Verhaar, Unni Karunakara

Annual Reports


Audit Statements



Strategic Plan



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