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SEMA retreat is featured in Heal Magazine

In the headlines September 9, 2022

Heal Magazine recently attended the Mukwege Foundation’s Survivors retreat and featured it in their first issue. To read the full article and learn more about the inspiring stories from the...

Grace’s Story: Advocating for Survivors’ Rights from Entebbe to Brussels

Foundation news June 30, 2022

SEMA member Grace Acan speaks on an expert panel at the European Council    Since 2015, June 19th is dedicated to honouring victims and survivors of wartime sexual violence. To mark this...

SEMA Retreat 2022: survivors all over the world reunited

Foundation news June 29, 2022

Survivors from all over the world reunited for a week of planning, advocacy, learning and song-making in the Netherlands.  After more than two years of travel restrictions, members of the SEMA...


Press releases June 27, 2022

Sunday, 19 June 2022   On the occasion of the 8th celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we wish to express our solidarity with all victims of...


Press releases June 20, 2022

  June 20, 2022 My dear compatriots, The hour is serious. This Sunday, June 19, we met with several religious leaders of the Church of Christ in Congo to share our concerns about the security...

5th Anniversary of the SEMA Network

Press releases May 31, 2022

PRESS RELEASE The Hague – Wednesday, 1 June 2022   Marking its 5th anniversary, members of the Global Network of Victims and Survivors to End Wartime Sexual Violence (SEMA) speak out at the...

Joint Mission Update: Ukraine

Press releases May 2, 2022

A team from the Mukwege Foundation and the Global Survivors Fund has visited Ukraine on a joint mission to assess priorities, needs and strategies to support survivors of wartime sexual violence. 2...

Beyond Borders 

Foundation news April 10, 2022

Survivors from CAR and DRC strengthen their networks during a learning exchange.    At the end of March 2022, the Mukwege Foundation facilitated a learning exchange between survivors from the...

The Foundation’s Statement on Reports of CRSV in Ukraine

Press releases March 31, 2022

The Mukwege Foundation is extremely concerned as testimonies and allegations of sexual violence in the context of the war in Ukraine continue to be reported every day. History has shown us time and...

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