During International Women’s Day 2022, national networks supported by the Mukwege Foundation organised activities throughout the world to fight for the rights of women and survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). From Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mali, South Sudan to Uganda, Central African Republic to Iraq and many other places where women pursue justice, their message remains the same: break the stigma and listen to survivors.


The Mukwege Foundation supports survivors of CRSV to unite in networks where they can support one another. Together, survivors’ voices are amplified and they contribute to the fight for their rights and the prevention of sexual violence in their country. Today, the Mukwege Foundation supports survivor networks in 8 countries and connects them with the global SEMA Network to share their experiences.

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